God Step Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The Alcoholics Anonymous program offers a new way of life without alcohol, a program that is working successfully for millions of men and women throughout the world, and in all walks of life. The experience of AA members is that alcoholism is a progressive illness that cannot be cured, but which, like some other illnesses, can be arrested—by staying away from the first drink, one day at a time. People from all walks of life meet to share their experiences, strength, and hope.

When: Thursdays @ 7:00pm
Where: Brandywine Valley Church – Enter the building through the white doors to the right of the main entrance near the driveway into the property.
Who: Group is open to anyone
Contact: [email protected]

Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge

This program wants to see men and women set free from life-controlling addiction and pursue lives of purpose, freedom, and joy. They service the Delmarva area with residential programs for both men and women, and have two crisis referral offices.

Where: Women’s Program Campus – Bridgeville, DE; Men’s Program Campus – Seaford, DE
Who: Men & Women ages 18+
Contact: Delmarva Adult & Teen Challenge Offices


English as a Second Language Class (ESL)

Registration is closed until January 9, 2024.

Three levels of English classes are offered (childcare is available for infants through 9 years old):

  • Beginners: For those who speak little or no English
  • Intermediate: For those who know just enough English to “get by”
  • Advanced: For those who want to improve their pronunciation and accent to feel more comfortable conversing at work, school and in the community

Learn more about English Classes.


Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a life-changing program that teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money. You’ll be empowered with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace. You will learn how to:

  • Get out of debt/pay off debt
  • Create and live on a budget
  • Save money for emergencies
  • Save money for retirement
  • Build wealth
  • Give back
  • Zero-based budget
  • Motivation to crush money goals

With your membership, receive 12 months of digital Financial Peace University access to guide you through the process and 3 months free of the premium version of EveryDollar budgeting app. Over 20 hours of additional on-demand content and a free group coaching session with a Ramsey certified financial coach outside of the class.

When: Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:00pm January 16 – March 12, 2024
Where: Brandywine Valley Church in Wilmington, Delaware
Who: Adults or families (husband, wife, children). Childcare may be available if requested in advance after registering by contacting the coordinator.
Cost: Now only $79.99 if you sign up using the links on this page! Select “Buy Now” and enter your information. (Workbook can be downloaded and printed with this membership level.)
Register: Visit Dave Ramsey’s site to register. Registration closes Sunday, January 14, 2024.



GriefShare is a weekly seminar/support group for anyone grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss, as well as learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. Each week you will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. Then, you will spend time as a support group discussing what was presented and what is going on in your lives. Each week is self-contained so you do not have to attend the sessions in sequence.

When: Tuesdays @ 1:00pm and 6:30pm
Where: Brandywine Valley Church
Who: Open to anyone who is experiencing grief from a loss
Contact: Call (302) 478-4255 or email us
This is a 13-week course. Courses occur consecutively.

GriefShare: Loss of a Spouse Seminar

The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven’t just lost a loved one—they’ve lost an entire lifestyle. Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings? Feel like your brain is in a fog? Unsure of how you’ll go on? Help is here and hope is possible!

At the Loss of a Spouse seminar you’ll discover:

  • Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
  • Why it won’t always hurt so much
  • Reasons for hope
  • Practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse
Join us on Tuesday, May 14 at 1:00pm or 6:30pm at Brandywine Valley Church downstairs in room 9. Invite your friends and family. There is no registration for this free event.


Broken Beginnings

A ministry of Prison Outreach of Delaware, this Men’s Bible Study gives a “street friendly” introduction to Jesus, where any men, rough background or not, can come. It helps you learn that we are all equally broken, born into sin, and are all in desperate need of Jesus and His redeeming grace. This, then, leads you on a path of discipleship and a new way of life in Christ!

When: Sundays @ 1:00pm
Where: Brandywine Valley Church
Who: All men are welcome to attend
Contact: Call (302) 478-4255 or email Tim Santa Barbara, Broken Beginnings leader and Prison Outreach of Delaware‘s Aftercare Associate

Mental Health & Professional Services

Christian Counselors

Brandywine’s philosophy of counseling is a multi-step approach. Pastors and small groups can often provide counsel but when more in-depth counseling is needed we recommend seeking the help of a professional. Below is a list of Christian counselors with whom we have worked and recommend.

Stephen Ministry

For people who are hurting and need comfort or compassion, Stephen Ministry provides emotional and spiritual support by connecting individuals who are going through significant stress with spiritually-mature Christians who can provide love, comfort, fellowship, and prayer support, based on scriptural principles of non-judgmental care. They offer a listening ear; they do NOT fix the problem, give advice or provide counseling.

Areas of support may include: fractured families; divorce or separation; loss of a spouse or family member; recovery from spiritual abuse or loss of faith; loneliness or feeling disconnected; care-givers under stress; illness; high-risk pregnancy, infertility, or the birth of a child; or transitions to a new stage of life.

Support is conducted on a one-on-one basis and is confidential. Care may include weekly meetings, occasional phone calls or text messages.

To be supported by Stephen Ministry, please complete this form. A Stephen Minister will contact you shortly. Please provide as much detail as possible in order to have the right person contact you.

You will be taken to a third party website (bvbc.ccbchurch.com) that we use for registration and is part of our online community. Your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone except the Stephen Ministry team.

Questions: Call (302) 478-4255 or email Jane Eareckson-Helm


New Song for Widows

A support group by and for widows at Brandywine. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month for food and fellowship at homes or area restaurants. Widow, unlike fiancée or wife, is not a title you happily choose, but if your husband dies it’s yours none-the-less: for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, rainy days and sunny ones. We’d love to have you join us!

When: Second Wednesday monthly
Where: Location Varies
Who: Widows
Contact: Call (302) 478-4255 or email Charlotte Byrd


WinGS (Walking in God’s Spirit) is a support group for parents with special needs children (kids or adult children). This includes any variety of special needs (diagnosed or undiagnosed). The time together is spent seeking guidance from God’s word and praying for each other and our children. 

When: The first Thursday of each month @ 6:30-8:00pm.
Where: Downstairs in conference room #20
Who: Moms of children with special needs
Contact: Email Nancy Cordrey or call (610) 368-5400