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Please contact Kari Peterson, Berean Care Director, for more information.

Phone: 952.223.1848


Support Programs

Stephen Ministry

Are you going through a difficult time? Whether struggling with the loss of a loved one, illness, job loss, marriage issues or other stressful situations, our Stephen Ministers are committed to meet with you one-on-one, confidentially. For more information visit the Stephen Ministry page.

Interested in Becoming a Stephen Minister?


If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare is DVD based and led by people who understand and will help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. For more information visit the GriefShare page.

Single & Parenting

Parenting is hard. Single parenting is harder.  Join us for a DVD based support group that offers the tools, advice, encouragement and support to make it easier. For more information visit the Single & Parenting page.


Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  DivorceCare is a DVD based group led by people who understand what you are going through and will walk alongside you.  For more information visit the DivorceCare page. 

Caregiver's Support

A support group for women who are caregivers for sick  or elderly spouses, parents or children. This group meets on 2nd Mondays at 1 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Cancer Support PLUS

Our Cancer Support group is expanding to include those whose lives have been touched by chronic or terminal illness, special needs, disabilities, and other life changing circumstances. Whether caring for someone or receiving the care yourself, meet with others with similar experiences to find support and encouragement. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month starting in January 2015 at  7:00 p.m. in Room 110.

Marriage Mentors      

Marriage Mentors are equipped to coach both engaged and married couples in preventing  relational problems. They are not counselors, but are trained to know when and how to refer a couple to a licensed, professional counselor.

Women's Advocate

Do you suffer from the pain of an abusive relationship? There is hope through Christ. Please call us and we will direct you to our confidential women's advocate who has experience with and understanding about abuse. 


Do you have a conflict with a friend or family member that you just can't resolve by yourself?  Berean has a team of trained Peacemakers who can help mediate.

Career & Financial Coaching


Employment Coaching

Berean endorses the work of Cindy Edwards, Career Development Coach. Throughout the course of the year, a number of classes are offered.  For more information, visit: www.tofindyourfit.com.  

Budget Counseling

Berean offers many ways for people to organize and strengthen their personal finances. Through the endorsement of the Benevolent Fund, Rick Martin can arrange for one-to-one budget counseling.   

Pastoral Care

Hospital Visitation

If you wish to be visited by a pastor or would like to be listed for prayer support, please contact Pastor Brent Birdsall or call him at 952.223.1806. 

Pastoral Emergency Line

If you have an emergency or visitation need after hours, please call our main phone number at 952.432.7168 and follow the prompts.

Pastoral Appointments

Please contact the ministry staff person with whom you would like to consult, or you may contact the Church Office at 952.432.7168. Click here for our staff directory. If assistance is needed beyond the scope of pastoral counseling, referrals are provided to professional Christian counselors.