iCare™ Church Program

Everything you need to run a Christ-based Grief Support Group from start to finish.

The iCare Grief Support program is a Bible-based support group format for congregants and community members who desire to lead a grief support group.

Carefully and thoughtfully designed, facilitators will be equipped to lead participants through an 8-week support group that will fuel them with comfort, understanding and hope by pairing Bible scriptures with relevant discussion topics, self-care strategies, externalization activities, spiritual journaling, and more. Includes instructions for a memorable closing candlelight ceremony.


  • Easy to lead
  • 8-week program
  • Instructions included
  • Bible-based assignments
  • Recommended readings
  • Closing candlelight ceremony
  • Helpful handouts
  • Self-care plan
  • and more
International Grief Institute
International Grief Institute


Our church is nondenominational. Is the iCare program appropriate?
The iCare program is designed for anyone who wants to facilitate a grief support group in a Christ-centered church, regardless of denomination. Each of the 8 sessions tackle a challenge commonly experienced during grief. Participants are invited to explore the Bible to see what it says about that week’s topic, and then share what they found (if desired) at the next session. It also includes suggested readings, handouts, self-care tips, and a place for spiritual journaling. The emphasis is on nourishing the mind, body and soul after loss while making new friends from group members who understand.

Can the 8-week program be modified?
Yes, it easily adapts to a drop-in format and also can be shortened to a 6-week program by picking and choosing from the 8 sessions.

Can I facilitate an iCare grief support group even if I’ve never done it before?
Yes. The facilitator manual includes full instructions and forms so you can lead a grief support group even if you’ve never done it before.

Can I use the facilitator manual for more than one session?
Yes. Although each facilitator should have their own manual, it is designed for repeat use. The participant workbooks are designed for each participant to use and keep.


The annual $99 chapter fee includes one leader manual and one participant workbook. Purchase additional books individually or buy in bulk below. Facilitator manual can be used multiple times.


  • Forms
  • Instructions
  • Self-care tips
  • Discussion topics
  • Useful resources
  • Helpful handouts
  • Recommended readings
  • Bible-based assignments
  • 218 pages | full color
  • Designed for repeat use


  • Self-care tips
  • Discussion topics
  • Useful resources
  • Spiritual journaling
  • Recommended readings
  • Bible-based assignments
  • 188 pages

Become an iCare Leader in your church in 4 easy steps!

  • Complete and submit application below
  • Pay $99 annual chapter fee
  • Attend virtual training
  • Agree to adhere to iCare Standards of Conduct

[email protected]
West Coast: Lynda Cheldelin Fell | 360-510-8590
East Coast: Linda Findlay | 315-725-6132


Complete and submit the form below to join us.

Once you’ve submitted your application, use the link below to pay your annual chapter fee.

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