Rebuilding at Bethel
(formerly the Separated and Divorced Group)
Bethel's Separated and Divorced Group originated in 1985 by Pastor Donald "Jake" Jacobson as a supportive place for those experiencing grief and loss from a divorce, separation, or breakup from a committed relationship. This ministry has served a great number of individual participants from all walks of life, religions, foreign countries, and heritages for the past 27 years. Rebuilding at Bethel is a non-denominational series that offers three different approaches to the divorced or separated recovery process. These are as follows:
The Genesis Group is an ongoing support/therapy group for those who have just recently experienced an end to their relationship and are experiencing grief, loss, and pain. The group is also open to individuals who may have been divorced for some time but have not dealt with the aforementioned feelings. The group is facilitated by John Neupert who facilitated the Bethel Separated and Divorced Phase I group for 19 years, and Tom Smedema assistant facilitator. Individuals are asked to call and register as enrollment is limited. Contact Margaret Lambert, 608-204-6076 extension 1, or John at 608-204-6076 extension 5. There is no fee. Participants may join the Genesis group at anytime provided there are openings by registering with John at 852-3239.
Rebuilding is a class based on Dr. Bruce Fisher's best selling book Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. The class meets at Bethel for three hours, on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, for 10 weeks and covers the nineteen stumbling blocks of the recovery process. The class is taught and facilitated by Margaret Lambert, LCSW. The fee is $300 if making weekly payments. Registrants opting to pay in installments are required to pay for all weeks including those that are missed. There is a $25 discount if paying in full on the opening night. There is a $50 discount if registration and payment of $250 is received at least 7 days in advance of opening night. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and fills up quickly. Future sessions are scheduled to begin on January 8, April 9, July 9, and October 8, 2013. There are limited partial scholarships available but they must be applied for prior to opening night. No scholarships are given out on opening night. Contact Margaret in advance to apply for a scholarship.
Movin'On is a group intended for graduates of the Rebuilding at Bethel program. This social networking group, managed and facilitated by volunteer graduates of Rebuilding at Bethel, allows members to continue to connect and build friendships that will help them reconnect with their community as a newly single individual. There is no fee. The program meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 as well and further information can be obtained by contacting the group's leader Jennifer Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes and groups are offered on Tuesday evenings.
To join a group or class, please complete & return this Registration Form. For additional information about this ministry at Bethel, please contact Margaret Lambert at 608-204-6076 extension 1.
Ground Rules for Rebuilding at Bethel
Participants are asked to give their promise of confidentiality; what is said in the group stays in the group. We ask participants to exclude themselves from dating other members in the group and strongly recommend the avoidance of any dating during the time of participation. This helps preserve healthy boundaries and maintain a safe environment for healing and growth.
John Neupert, LCSW, a participant in Bethel's Separated and Divorced group in 1993, has remained a therapist volunteer since then. He has 25 years experience as an AODA and Mental Health therapist and currently works for the Mental Health Center of Dane County and is in private practice at Sonas Behaviorial Health. John uses what he has learned from the individuals he has had the pleasure of working with for the past 18 years to help those he now leads through the pain, grief, and difficult changes in their lives.
Phone: 608-204-6076, ext. 5
Margaret Lambert, LCSW, was personally trained by Dr. Bruce Fisher to teach the Rebuilding course. She is co-owner of Sonas Behavioral Health of Madison and has been in private practice for the past fifteen years. Margaret developed and teaches the course: Dating Dementia: Avoiding it the Next Time Around and has written the course manual by the same title. She has been a therapist volunteer at Bethel's Separated and Divorced group since 2001. Margaret brings to the class extensive training and experience in divorce recovery work, a strong understanding of healthy boundaries as well as a special interest in the art of communication and conflict resolution.
Phone: 608-204-6076, ext. 1