Healing Care Groups

HCG – Healing Care Groups (Formerly called Transformational Healing Groups)


New group applications will open in May for Fall 2023 groups.
In these 13-week groups, we find how to position ourselves for God to do a transforming work of healing that impacts our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Consider applying for an HGC through the Transformational Healing Ministry below.

For more details on future sessions, contact Linda here.

Please complete and submit your application below. We will reach back out to you after we receive it. Thank you, and may God bless you as you take this next step in your faith journey. We’re honored to take it with you!

In an HCG, we open ourselves to the Lord, and bring him our pains and wounds in the presence of a loving and safe small group community of no more than six participants and three trained leaders.

There is a bit of a process to get involved in an HCG. We hope you’ll see by all these steps that we’re serious about helping you along your healing journey.

Steps in the HCG Process
  • Complete the HCG Application below by June 9. You can turn it in after this date but since groups fill quickly, we will give your application first consideration if you turn it in on time. At the beginning of the application is a Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities form. Please read and indicate that you agree with it before proceeding with the rest of the application.
  • When you submit your online application, you should immediately receive an email confirmation. In the email confirmation, you’ll be asked to contact Linda Buchan to set up a 30-45 minute Getting to Know You Meeting. This meeting happens with one or two of our HCG leaders.
  • This will enable us to get to know you better and make sure a Healing Care Group is a good fit for you.
  • If you prefer to mail or drop off your application*, we will contact you by email after receiving it to set up a time for your meeting.
  • For this meeting, please bring an initial payment of $25 (checks made payable to Heritage Christian Church). This covers the cost of a book you will be given at that time. If you are placed in a group the balance of $125 is due at your first meeting.
  • After our Getting To Know You meeting, the Transformational Healing Ministry Team will prayerfully consider your participation and an HCG Leader will contact you to discuss the next step in your journey, which may be an HCG or other healing opportunities offered at Heritage.
  • If you are currently seeing a professional mental health provider (such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, or therapist), you will need to have him/her fill out the Mental Health Care Provider Recommendation* and return it to Linda Buchan at 7413 Maxtown Rd. Westerville, OH 43082 or lbuchan@heritagecc.org.

* See downloads below

Facts about HCG
  • Your HGC starts with an orientation meeting, followed by 12 weekly sessions. Each session is 3 hours in length. Please plan to attend all sessions, since your faithful attendance is integral to your healing journey and to develop and maintain the community and safety of your small group.
  • Your HCG is gender–specific, that is, men lead men’s groups and women lead women’s groups.
  • Your HCG leaders understand this healing journey as each has participated in an HCG. They have completed required training to lead HCGs through courses at Ashland Theological Seminary or Healing Care Ministries. Many also receive ongoing training by attending various seminars addressing the healing journey.
  • Your HCG sessions include spiritual, teaching, and experiential components. There are also weekly reading, journaling, and homework assignments.
  • Your cost to participate in a HCG is $150. This fee covers the cost of all printed materials and the book you will receive at your scheduled Getting to Know You meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns, we’d be happy to hear from you. Please contact us via email. We’re thankful you’re considering taking a next step in your healing journey.

Please bring an initial payment of $25 to your meeting (checks made payable to Heritage Christian Church). This covers the cost of the book you will be given at that time. The balance of $125 is due at your first HCG meeting.

Please make an appointment for your meeting by contacting Linda at lbuchan@heritagecc.org.


If you completed the above online form and need your mental health care provider recommendation, click below, print the document, and take it to your care provider. Please return it to Linda Buchan at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Rd, Westerville, OH 43082 or email to Linda at lbuchan@heritagecc.org.

If you didn’t feel comfortable filling out the above online form, please print and fill out the entire application packet using the button below and return to Linda Buchan.