What is Mending the Soul?

“He has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted.” (Isaiah 61:1)
Who We Are

Mending the Soul (MTS) is a support group for women who wish to find healing and recovery from abuse in a safe, supportive setting. The group addresses all kinds of abuse: sexual, physical, verbal, emotional, neglect, financial and spiritual. Over 14 weeks we’ll explore the nature and effects of abuse and journey together toward healing and wholeness.

MTS materials are psychologically informed, biblically based, and Christ-centered. Weekly homework includes reading a chapter from Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse by Dr. Steven Tracy and completing the corresponding chapter in the Mending the Soul Workbook by Celestia Tracy.

Registration Process

All potential participants should complete the Intake Form, turn it in to the church office, and schedule a Discernment Conversation by calling the church office at 630-653-4140 or contacting Sheli. All Intake Forms are kept secure and confidential by the Mending the Soul facilitators.

Prior to the start of the group sessions, each potential participant must:

  1. Download, complete, and turn in the Intake Form.
  2. Sign up for (and attend) a Discernment Conversation time to meet with the facilitators.
Contact Sheli Intake Form
  • Group Sessions: Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Prayer Room
    • Winter/Spring 2024: February 5 – May 20, 2024. Intake Forms due by January 17, 2024
    • Fall 2024: September 2-December 16, 2024.
  • Where: Faith Evangelical Covenant Church, 2001 Lakeview Dr. Wheaton, IL 60189
  • Facilitators: Sheli Hayes and Julie Graham
  • Cost: $65 to cover the cost of the book and workbook. Scholarships are available, contact Sheli for assistance.
  • Snacks and beverages will be provided at each session.