Attending Groups & Classes

Here is some key information about attending groups and classes:

• Attendance at a group or class is offered on a donation-basis unless otherwise indicated.
• All groups and classes are held at the Beaverton Headquarters office, unless otherwise indicated. Office address:
7929 SW Cirrus Drive, Bldg. 23, Beaverton, OR 97008
• If registration is required, it will be indicated in the description. If no registration is mentioned, please feel free to drop-in.


Every other month, July 17th, September 18th
Bettie is training people to teach the Bible. All ages are welcome & new people are encouraged to attend every other month on the third Saturday of the month. Learn from Bettie & others who teach to inspire action.


Tuesdays, 5:30pm – 7pm Open group for men & women to learn anger management skills. Court mandated and DHS clients welcome. Led by Teresa. Anyone can join and donations are welcome!


Wednesdays, 10:30am – noon Join us for significant sharing and learning together, which is important for our personal development. Children, men and women are welcome. There is a potluck lunch & a meeting of the Int’l Education (IE) Satellite Support Team at noon. Led by Laura Fribbs.


Potluck & meeting, Wednesdays, 6:40pm – 8:30pm Enjoy learning about yourself in relation to you and God. For more information, call Nick at 503-334-5179. Led by Bettie.

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DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) CLASSES

Thursdays, June 4th – July 30th, morning class, 10:00am – 10:30am and evening class, 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Interpersonal Relationships ON ZOOM, taught by Richard Mann.

Thursdays, August 6th – September 24th, morning class, 10:00am – 10:30am and evening class, 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Emotion Regulation ON ZOOM, taught by Richard Mann.

Learn how to empower yourself and others with Kingdom teaching that is life changing and interactive. All invited to attend; counselors, teachers, and group leaders. Emotion Regulation training includes: 1) Understand the emotions you experience (identify emotions & understand what emotions do for you); 2) Reducing emotional vulnerability (decrease negative vulnerability & increase positive emotions); 3) Decreasing emotional suffering (let go of painful emotions/change painful emotions). Email Rich at rscemann@comcast.net to receive materials.


Mondays, August 31st – May 23rd, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Level l is designed to develop the fundamental concepts and skills of counseling and personal ministry. The first year of Counselor Training is open to all who are seeking to learn how to minister to individuals and groups. The focus of Level l training is to introduce the work of Jesus Christ as the counselor. Studies revolve around faith, hope, and love as related to ministry and counseling and the ways Jesus demonstrated these concepts in His interactions with people. Trainees will study how Jesus connected with people through the Holy Spirit, bringing healing and wholeness to the spirit, soul, and body of the person. Students will also receive in-depth training in the concepts of identity and forgiveness, and the impact of an individual’s life history. GSM training uses experiential teaching that involves role play and practice of listening and questioning skills in a safe and confidential setting.

In the parable of the Good Samaritan from the scriptures (Luke 10), a man in desperate circumstances is found, given comfort and care and carried to a healing space. At the end of the story, Jesus admonishes His followers to “go and do likewise”.

Good Samaritan Ministries around the world is known for its unique style of teaching and training based in the study of Jesus as a teacher, counselor, and mentor.  In our training we pay close attention to how He interacted with individuals, groups, crowds, and His disciples.  Out of that study we have developed training that is designed to empower people to discover and develop their potential through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Students in the GSM Counselor Training programs around the world learn during the first year of training what it means to be a “Samaritan”, or one who is willing to give of their own time, skills, and resources to help a person in need.  We study Jesus as a Counselor, learn to listen carefully to the life stories of those in need, and at the same time listen to the Holy Spirit for guidance.  Trainers learn to balance the content of lessons with relationship and experiential teaching.  Students learn through acting out Biblical stories of the healing miracles that Jesus performed and through role-playing counseling sessions with each other.  Training is interactive with questions and group interaction encouraged.  The second year of counselor training uses the same style of teaching to learn in-depth about individual, marriage, parenting, trauma, grief and other topics related to counseling.  In the third level of training students begin to intern as lay counselors under supervision.

In the US, we currently have 13 Centers providing counseling, groups, and classes.  Several of those Centers have developed their own training programs in the style of Good Samaritan Ministries.  Every center around the world develops culturally appropriate programs to fit the specific needs of the people they serve.  Behind all that is taught, the original call to “Go and teach nothing but the Kingdom of God” shapes the content.


Wednesdays, September 2nd – May 26th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Training at this level focuses on in-depth understanding of the counseling process and specific topics.  Classes will cover trauma and abuse recovery, marriage and family counseling, cultural and ethical standards, documentation and treatment planning, and continued Biblical training.  Students will be required to prepare a written special interest report and give an oral presentation to the class.  Book reports, life histories, practicum, and role play as well as the Healing Miracles studies will be continued in Level II training. 

Typically the objectives of Level II can be accomplished in one year.  As the trainee nears the completion of Level II requirements, the supervisor and/or Director will perform an evaluation.  Based upon successful completion of goals and positive evaluation, trainee will be recommended to Level III.


Monthly on Mondays, September 13th, October 4th, November 1st, December 6th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Experience the healing miracles of Jesus in a new way. Taught by Elsa Jane.


The Mourning After Grief Group is led by our directors husband, Patrick Stroup. It will run for 6 weeks, beginning September 7th – October 12th. It will be every Tuesday at 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Limit is 15 people. Sign up now: https://gsm.breezechms.com/form/d3cae8

Good Samaritan Ministries is a 501c(3) tax-exempt nonprofit.
Address: 7929 SW Cirrus Dr # 23, Beaverton, OR 97008