Exit & Support Network™ assists and supports former members and survivors of Worldwide Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God, and all offshoots.
High Demand Groups
High demand, authoritarian religious groups are isolationist in nature and exert control over their members. They focus on end-time prophecies and may be headed by a narcissistic or sociopathic leader. Deceit and fear are heavily used and the group claims to be God’s “one true church” with the only source of truth.
Spiritual Abuse & Psychological Manipulation
Many who exit these groups, or who are thrown out, can suffer spiritual, psychological and financial exploitation. They feel betrayed and exploited in the worst possible way, even suffering complex post traumatic stress disorder due to highly sophisticated cult mind control programming. Without education to understand what happened, they feel alone in their feelings and experiences. As a result, many often suffer for years, carrying feelings of guilt, shame, fear, separation, and the inability to feel the real God’s love and acceptance.
Help and Hope
If you have been in any of these groups, or have a loved one inside, then we trust that you will find these pages helpful in unraveling the lies and propaganda, while furnishing validation, encouragement, hope and healing.
- Provide education on thought reform and exploitive, deceptive groups
- Furnish information on healing from emotional, spiritual and psychological abuse
- Offer support, validation and recovery information to survivors
- Maintain confidentiality
- Be empathetic toward survivors’ struggling faith
Following are some of the sections on our site:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” ~ I John 4:1
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” ~II Timothy 1:7
Note: Worldwide Church of God changed their name in the United States in 2009 to Grace Communion International. Some local church areas and countries may still carry the former name or a different one.