I have been attending a church in our area for about 2 years now - I really like it. They are looking at ideas for outreach ministry and I think I'm going to approach the pastor about offering a support group for x-jw and mormons (or even those that are still in but want to come....heck....guess I could let them in ). There is another girl at this church who was also raised JW and is now born again, in addition my best friend was raised JW and is now married to a man studying to be a pastor - so I have a few individuals involved in the church who have experience with jw's and could form a core group for support.
So my question for ya'll is - what type of support group would you feel most comfortable in? What should I offer? I thought the group could begin with sharing stories so people don't feel alone - but then should the group next focus on discussing and answering the spiritual type questions people have - or should it next focus on emotional issues? I don't want it to become a JW bashing session - but a community of people focused on healing.
I'm gong to browse the web for some x-mormon sites also and get their feedback. Any ideas you have to offer would be appreciated.
Also - how should we advertise this in our area?