Deeper Still

Services

Saturday 6:30PM, Sunday 9:15AM & 11:00AM in Worship Center. Wednesday - Community Groups and Teaching in the Worship Center @ 6:30 pm.

Deeper Still Central Appalachia is a Real Life Ministry of Celebration Church.  We provide free weekend healing retreats for men and women who have participated in an abortion.  We also provide training for those interested in becoming better equipped to serve as team members and more confidently minister to the post-abortion wounded hearts in their church, community, workplace, and family. 

Training Workshop

This September 9th and 10th, Deeper Still Central Appalachia is hosting a two-day training workshop at Celebration Church.  Karen Ellison, the Founder and President of Deeper Still along with Jacque Murphy, the Executive Director of the Knoxville Chapter, will be facilitating this year. The workshop is appropriate for anyone who desires to shift from being afraid of saying the wrong thing in these tumultuous times to learning how to speak/live out effective and healing words of scriptural truth.  You will learn about the Deeper Still retreat model and how to point men and women to wholeness and freedom in Christ, affirm their place in a redemptive faith community, and encourage restored identity in Christ's sufficiency.  You do not need to be post-abortive to be an effective minister to those who are. This workshop is also appropriate for lay leaders, servant leaders, pastors, counselors, recovery specialists, and anyone seeking to contextualize the Gospel in our abortion-wounded culture.   The registration fee has been reduced by half this year (so $49 for single, $75 for a couple, and $25 for a student) and includes a training manual, snacks, and lunch on both days. Hope to see you there!


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More about Deeper Still

Dear Friend,

If you or someone you know has had an abortion, we hope this information will bring you new insights, understanding, and hope.

The effects of abortion cannot be fully calculated on the front end. Even though you may have read a list of symptoms and possible side effects of abortion or have even heard the testimony of someone who is living with the painful aftermath, it does not have the same emotional impact as when you experience these after-effects first hand. Regrettably, these realizations usually do not hit home until it’s too late.

When faced with difficult and frightening circumstances, we tend to look for what seems to be the quickest way out of our crisis. We can latch on to “false hope” and set our minds toward rationalizing a way of escape. However, when our minds are rationalizing, we often block our emotions from getting involved. This emotional disconnect results in a coping mechanism of denial. We then determine that we will employ this denial for the rest of our lives if that is what it takes to live with our decision. We eventually discover that denial only serves to disconnect us from a deeper reality that is going on inside of our soul.

If you struggle with a past abortion and do not know where to begin with unpacking all that has been buried, we invite you to consider some new perspectives that you may not have been open to before. We want to encourage you to give thought to how a past abortion has affected your life, your relationship with Jesus and others, and your identity. We want you to know that Jesus Christ longs to restore and redeem your abortion wounds.  We want you to know that you have brothers and sisters in Christ who can relate to where you are and desire to come alongside in your pain and help lift the shackles of shame off of you. If you would like to take the next steps to healing and lasting freedom, or if you would like to learn more about ministering to those with abortion wounded hearts please contact us and come to a retreat and/or training event.

Today could be the start of a healing journey for you.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have through deeperstillcentralappalachia@gmail.com.  All inquiries are kept confidential.