Spiritual and Emotional Support

YMCA Spiritual and Emotional Support groups offer hope and provide a place for genuine relationships. Our groups, workshops, and seminars are based on research and rooted in Christian principles. Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life.

Speak with a Chaplain

Do you need prayer, have questions, or just need someone to talk to? No matter your spiritual background, our trained volunteer chaplains are here to connect with you. Ask for the chaplain at your local YMCA or schedule an appointment online.

meet our chaplains

Prayer Requests and Spiritual Vitamins

If you have a need in your life or need some encouragement, stop by our Spiritual and Emotional Support areas where we have opportunities for prayer. On your way into or out of the building, be sure to grab a Spiritual Vitamin for a daily dose of inspiration and encouragement.

Submit a Prayer Request

Visit a Chapel

Take a break from your workout or from the busyness of the day. Our chapels are available for fellowship, meditation, and prayer. We invite you to visit the chapel for reflection on and growth of your spiritual health. Whether you want to meditate, pray, or just find a peaceful moment of quiet - make a visit to the chapel part of your YMCA routine today.

REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM

Click to open the sections below and find a Spiritual and Emotional Support program offered near you:

Financial Peace University Registration Required



Financial Peace University provides resources to help you manage personal finances, get control of spending, and set financial goals, all with the support of trained facilitators.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Journey to a Life of Courage Registration Required



In this eight-week small group, we will acknowledge and face fears to overcome anxiety and build a life of faith, surrender, passion, and courage.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Journey to a Life of Significance Registration Required



In this eight-week small group, we discover purpose and develop a more positive self-image as we work towards overcoming negative thought patterns through emotional healing, affirmation and encouragement.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Journey to a New Beginning after Loss Registration Required



In a supportive and healing environment, this eight-week small group offers a caring place to work through the grief of any major life change.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Journey to Freedom Registration Required


Developed for facing life’s challenges, this eight-week small group serves as a place of hope, healing, and restoration.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Journey to Healthy Living Registration Required



If you are struggling with your relationship to food and your body, Journey to Healthy Living provides support to help you achieve peace with your body and lifestyle. This eight-week class meets twice a week and includes moderate physical activity, book discussion, journaling, and food education within a supportive environment. This group presents a new way of thinking about the way food and body image interact with your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Making Change Stick Workshop Registration Required



Designed to offer tools to support life change in spirit, mind and body, this workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and the ingredients to achieve sustainable change.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Mindfulness Drop-in Class



 

Parenting Registration Required



Receive support and encouragement while learning how to raise responsible children, have more fun in your parenting role, and build a stronger relationship with your family.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

Relationship Enrichment Registration Required



Couples (married or not married) gain tools to improve communication, move beyond conflict, understand differences, and experience positive and lasting changes in their relationship.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form

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Making Change Stick Workshop

Vision Boards Registration Required



Vision boards are words and images that represent what you want to achieve in the coming months. We will give you the space and supplies you need to define your dreams and create a vision board to remind you to be intentional in working toward your goals.

If you are interested in a class but find it doesn't line up with your schedule, please click the button below to fill out an interest form and we'll contact you:

Spiritual and Emotional Support Interest Form