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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Visitation
If you wish to be visited by one of our  pastors, need prayer support or additional assistance, please email Pastor of Missional Strategies, 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
If you need an appointment simply click on our staff directory and contact who you would like to meet with, or call the church office at 952.432.7168.  If assistance is needed beyond the scope of pastoral counseling, referrals are provided to professional Christian counselors. 
 

Support Programs

2017 Berean Care Training

Learn how to better serve those who are hurting. Take our 10-week course for those who want to be agents of God's healing, forgiving, restoring power need training to sharpen their skills. If you want to be God's hands, feet, and voice to bring grace, truth, and hope to people who feel only guilt, confusion, and doubt, this training is for you. Learn the skills necessary to become more deeply involved in the lives of hurting people. $25 class fee. Register here for the current class beginning Thursday, September 14 - November 16,  2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Berean Journey of Hope

Does someone close to you struggle with mental health?
Do you have a heart to help those experiencing mental illness?

Join us as we discuss options for an appropriate and Christ-honoring response to mental illness in the Church. Learn how we can support those in our FaithFamily whose lives have been affected by mental health struggles.

Berean Journey of Hope
Informational Meeting
Sunday, June 25 at 11:15 a.m.
Room 115 on the Burnsville Campus
Please register here

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US – 43.8 million or 18.5% -- experience mental illness in a given year. It greatly impacts not only patients, but family and friends as well. We often feel compelled to help in some way, but are unsure how. When someone close to us is ill, it often wreaks havoc on in our own lives and brings additional stress and conflict to daily living.

What should the Christian response be to mental illness in our FaithFamily? How should Berean care for those whose lives are affected by mental health? The goal of this informational meeting is to gain an understanding of the best ways to support those affected by mental health issues.

GriefShare
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 a 13-week, DVD based group led by those who understand and will help you move toward rebuilding your life. $15 workbook fee. Register here for the current session, beginning Sunday, February 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
DivorceCare
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a 13 week, DVD based group led by people who understand what you are going through and will walk alongside you.  Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce.  $15 workbook fee. Register here for the current session, beginning Sunday, February 26, 2017, 6:30 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. 
YEAR-ROUND |  2nd TUESDAYS |  7 PM ROOM 110
Women's Caregiver Support 
Our Women's Caregiver Support group is for women who are caring for a spouse, loved one, or friend.  Meet with others with similar experiences to find support and encouragement. 
YEAR-ROUND |  MONDAYS|  7 PM OFFSITE
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.
Career & Financial Coaching
Berean offers both career and budget coaching/counseling throughout the year.   A number of classes along with one-to-one assistance is available for you, whether to gain sustainable employment, or to organize and strengthen personal finances. 

contacts

Kari PetersonAssociate Director of Care Ministries or 952.223.1848
Lori Utecht Director of Prayer Team or 952.223.1813
Brent Birdsall, Missional Strategies Pastor or 952.223.1806