Rebuilding at Bethel

Created with GIMPA Three Part Program for Anyone
Ending a Committed Relationship

If you are ending a committed relationship, whether through divorce or through separation, Rebuilding at Bethel offers a safe space to find information, guidance, emotional support and friendship. Through the Rebuilding process you will learn a great deal about yourself, your past relationships as well as develop a new awareness of your own personal growth potential.

What the Program Is

Rebuilding at Bethel is a non-denominational program that offers three different approaches to the divorced or separated recovery process. These are as follows:


This drop-in support group is free and meets at Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Madison. Attendance can range from 3 or 4 to 15 participants.

Individuals who participate in this group do so because they have either just decided to end their committed relationship or they have learned that it is being ended. As a result, they may be feeling overwhelmed or are experiencing a sense of panic or shock. Participants in this group often express strong feelings of sadness, fear, guilt, rejection or anger and are looking for a safe place to process these feelings.

Other individuals participate in Genesis because they are waiting for the next Rebuilding class to start. Genesis is coordinated and facilitated by John Neupert, LCSW as well as volunteers who have gone through the program. Individuals must call to schedule a brief orientation before coming to this group. Contact John at 608-204-6076 ext. 5 to set up a time to do so.

Rebuilding Class

This class is based on Dr. Bruce Fisher’s best-selling book Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. The class meets on Tuesday evenings at Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Madison from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The class focuses on fourteen of the nineteen stumbling blocks of the divorce recovery process. (Weekly Topics for this class.) This class is coordinated and facilitated by Margaret Lambert, LCSW.

The first night of each ten week series is open to the general public and people can register and pay that night. However, class size is limited so advance registration is recommended because the class fills up quickly. There are discounts for early registration as well as a limited number of partial scholarships. No scholarships are given out on opening night so you must have requested in advance. Download the class brochure/registration form or contact Margaret at 608-204-6076 ext. 1.

Movin’ On

This group is intended for graduates of the Rebuilding at Bethel program. This social networking group, managed and facilitated by volunteer graduates of Rebuilding at Bethel, allows members to continue to connect and build friendships which will help them reconnect with their community as a newly single individual.

What the Program Is Not

  • This program is for support and education only and at no time is a replacement for individual psychotherapy.
  • This program is not a dating service. In fact, all participants are asked to sign a simple contract agreeing not to date anyone within the program while participating in the program. And, dating in general while participating in the program is highly discouraged as dating tends to distract the individual and the other members from the purpose of the program:  recovering from a broken relationship.

Location of the Rebuilding At Bethel programs

All three parts of the Rebuilding at Bethel program meet at Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Madison at 312 Wisconsin Ave. Bethel is located on Wisconsin Avenue between Johnson Street and Gorham Street. The entrance to the parking lot is off of Gorham Street.

Class Fees

Participation in Genesis is free.

Participation in Movin’ On is also free. However, you must have graduated from the Rebuilding class to participate in this portion of the program.

The cost of the Rebuilding Class is $330.00 and this includes the required book and workbook. There is a discount for early registration and a limited number of partial scholarships are available to individuals who would not be able to attend due to financial struggles.

Cancellations received at least ten days prior to the start date of the class are refundable, minus a $25.00 administrative charge per registrant. There is no refund for cancellations received later than that; however, a credit will be issued toward a future class. A full refund will be issued to any participant who has registered to attend a class that needs to be cancelled for any reason.

Payment Options

If you are paying the full amount of $330.00 you have the option to pay by credit card/PayPal or by check (download a brochure with a registration form to send in with your check). If you’re registering less than 7 days prior to the first night of class, please contact Margaret first to make sure there is room still open in the class. Class size is limited and it tends to fill up quickly.

If you wish to use the early registration discount option please download a brochure with a registration form and submit it along with your personal check in the amount of $305.00. Your registration must be received no less than 10 days prior to the first night of the class you wish to participate in. Class size is limited and it tends to fill up quickly.

Please make checks payable to Margaret Lambert and mail to Puffins Presentations, LLC at P.O. Box 704, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

If you are interested in one of the limited partial scholarships you will need to contact Margaret in advance of the first night of the class you wish to participate in to make sure there is still a scholarship available as they go quickly.

Pay it Forward


Click here to “pay it forward” by making
a donation to Bethel so others can take
this class. Under “Select a Fund”
choose “Other” then write in the memo:
“Rebuilding at Bethel”.

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