About Church Initiative

Church Initiative is a nondenominational, nonprofit ministry serving more than 16,000 churches worldwide. From its headquarters in Wake Forest, North Carolina, the ministry creates and publishes video-based curriculums to help churches minister to people experiencing life crises. Church Initiative programs include GriefShare, DivorceCare, Single & Parenting and DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids).

Core Values

Church Initiative is committed to producing small group resources that are

  • Christ-centered
  • Biblically based
  • Designed for ministry conducted through the local church

Our mission

Our mission is to create biblical, Christ-centered resources that mobilize lay people to help hurting people within the context of the local church.

Our strategy

Here's the twofold strategy we use to carry out our mission:

  • Development of Christ-centered, biblical, video-based curriculums
  • Provision of free, ongoing, consulting support to churches and ministry leaders

Our vision

  • To see churches help divorced and grieving people and single parents heal and find hope.
  • To see churches engage in effective outreach and grow numerically.
  • To see nonbelievers realize that apart from a relationship with Christ, they will never experience true healing.
  • To see nonbelievers place their faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sin as a result of hearing the gospel in a church context.
  • To see Christ-followers realize they have access to God's resources and experience complete healing from the pain of divorce and grief.
  • To see people realize that God often uses tragedy and suffering to help us grow.
  • To provide churches with resources that equip lay leaders to pursue their ministry passion and utilize their God-given ministry gifts with excellence.