Foundational Growth Series

Foundational Growth Series

The Foundational Growth Series consists of 4 studies by Dr. Henry Cloud and/or Dr. John Townsend: Changes That Heal, Boundaries, Hiding From Love, and Safe People, and its purpose is to use sound biblical principles to create a warm, caring, and trusting atmosphere where healing can occur and lives can be changed. The Foundational Growth series groups are normally held during three 13-week semesters each year in a small, closed group setting. Scroll down to see info for each specific study.

  • Spring (January – April),
  • Summer (May – July),
  • Fall (September – December) 

Please note: dates are subject to change, please check here often.

Orientation/ Registration

Changes That Heal is the prerequisite study and it must be completed at Community Bible Church before progressing to any of the other three studies in this series.

You must register for and attend one of the Foundational Growth Series Orientation sessions only held prior to Changes That Heal; each session has a capacity limit and registration will close when capacity is reached.


Registration for Changes That Heal Orientation - Sunday 4/21/24 opens on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 3:00 PM

Registration for Changes That Heal Orientation - Tuesday 4/23/24 opens on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 3:00 PM

Changes that Heal

(Dr. Henry Cloud) – The Bible States that we’re created in the image of God. But why don’t we see a “family resemblance?” The problem, says Dr. Cloud, is underdeveloped “tasks” of maturing: bonding, separating from others, sorting out good and bad, and becoming an adult. Discover, in this 13-week closed, small group, what changes to make to promote emotional and relational healing.

  • Changes That Heal groups are held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters.
  • You must register for and attend Orientation in order to proceed. 
  • Registration information is provided during Orientation.

Boundaries

(Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend) – Are you in control of your life? Often, people focus so much on being loved that they forget their limits. In this 13-week closed, small group setting, you will discover that Drs. Cloud and Townsend unpack the ten laws of boundaries, showing you how to bring health and happiness into your relationships.


Boundaries groups are held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters

Registration opens on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:00 PM



Hiding from Love

(Dr. John Townsend) – In this study, Dr. Townsend helps you to explore the hiding patterns you’ve developed in dealing with your emotions and guides you toward the healing grace and truth that God has built into safe, connected relationships.


Hiding from Love groups are held on Tuesdays in the Fall semester (September to December).

Safe People

(Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend) – Do your “people connections” lift you up or drag you down? If you often make “wrong” choices in love, work, or friendships, you can learn to find people who are good for you! This study, will identify traits of untrustworthy people, offer practical strategies for forming healthy associations, and reveal things about yourself that jeopardize relationships.


Safe People groups are held on Tuesdays in the Spring Semester (January to April).