Berean Care

Berean Care offers personal support and helpful programs for those who are experiencing life's storms. We come along side as you navigate difficult circumstances. If you or someone you love is hurting, and you would like to receive care, please contact us.

Support Groups

Addiction Recovery Community (ARC)

Sundays | year round
8:30-9:30 a.m., Burnsville, Room 116

No registration required.
Contact Brent Birdsall with questions.

If you or someone you love is recovering from substance abuse, you are welcome to attend.


Find help and healing from the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a DVD-based course led by people who understand what you are going through and will walk alongside you. 

13-weerk course
Sundays | September 15 - December 15, 2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Burnsville Campus, Room 117
$15 course fee includes workbook (scholarships available). 


Please contact Brent Birdsall with questions.


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 DVD-based class led by those who understand and will help you move toward rebuilding your life. 

13-week course
Sundays | September 15 - December 15,2019
6:30-8:30 p.m.
* Time change starting Nov 3 >> 3:30-6 p.m.
Burnsville, Room 115
$15 course fee includes workbook (scholarships available)


Please contact Brent Birdsall with questions.

Nehemiah Company - LGTBQ Family Members Support Group

Do you have a loved one struggling with same-sex attraction or choosing to live in the LGBTQ lifestyle? Attend our new prayer & support group, Nehemiah Company, to find support and encouragement from others who can relate.

Nehemiah 4:14 “And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, ‘Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”

1st & 3rd Thursday's | year round
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Burnsville, Room 115
No registration required

Please contact Brent Birdsall with questions.

Renewing Waters - Depression & Anxiety Support Group

This biblically-based program provides gospel-centered guidance for those struggling with depression or anxiety. Provides practical tools for those looking for hope in the context of a support community. Designed to bring believers together in a safe, confidential environment. Limited to 25 participants.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Burnsville Campus Room #117
September 17-October 22

Please contact Brent Birdsall with questions.

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.

2nd Monday of each month | year round
1 p.m.
Burnsville, Room 211
No registration required

Please contact Brent Birdsall with questions.

Berean Care Training & Resources

Berean Caregivers

When facing a difficulty in life, it's often helpful to gain encouragement and support from a confidential, Christian friend. Berean has trained men and women to come alongside those who are struggling. Our caregivers listen, pray, and offer hope. This ministry is always same gender and confidential. 

For more information, contact Brent Birdsall.

Marriage Mentors

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

Please contact Pastor Roger Thompson to learn more.

Heart-to-Heart Visitation

Berean cares for seniors, and we have a team of people who offer regular visits to those who are shut-ins, reside in nursing homes, or in need of a hospital visit. 

If you know of a senior who would enjoy a visitor, contact Brent Birdsall  .

Weekend Prayer Team

Our Berean prayer team volunteers have a passion to walk alongside all prayer seekers after each of our services. If you desire to learn more  about our prayer team opportunity, please download this document:Greetings-Weekend-Prayer-Team-Seeker.

Burnsville attenders, please contact Lori Utecht at or 952.223.1813.

Lakeville attenders, please contact Pete VanDussen at

Inver Grove Heights attenders, please contact Pastor Noah Mooney at

Career or Financial Coaching

Berean offers both career and budget coaching. One-to-one assistance is available for you, whether to gain sustainable employment, or to organize and strengthen personal finances. 

Please contact Jessie Anderson for more information.

Financial Peace University

Work towards financial peace during this 9-week class. Led by videos of Dave Ramsey, facilitated by Berean's Master Coaches, this course uses a workbook to walk you through steps towards freedom. More information on our Institute for Gospel Growth page.

Benevolent Ministry

Through generous congregational giving, our benevolent ministry is able to maximize the reach of the Gospel by providing financial and spiritual support to members of our church congregation and members of our community who are in crisis.

 Any questions please contact Jessie Anderson

Sunday Shuttle

Our off-site shuttle runs Sunday mornings to transport seniors from their homes or facilities to our Burnsville Campus. Contact Brent Birdsall to volunteer or arrange for a ride.

Request Pastoral Care


To request pastoral care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please dial 952.432.7168 and follow the prompts.

Appointments + Visitation

Please email Pastor Brent Birdsall, or dial 952.223.1806.


Congratulations on your engagement and your upcoming wedding! What an exciting time.

Before you say "I do," we like to provide premarital counseling. We know you and your fiance will want to take advantage of every opportunity to lay healthy groundwork to create a happy new life together.

Please complete this form to get started with your wedding at Berean.


We are sorry for your loss. We are here for you during this difficult time.

To make arrangements to have a funeral at the Burnsville Campus, please contact our Events Coordinator, Jenny Munson or dial 952.223.1847.


Serve with the Go Team

Volunteers are vital in our mission to transform lives with the power of the gospel. If you are interested in serving in Berean Care, please contact Pastor Brent Birdsall.



Pastor Brent Birdsall, Pastoral Care & Senior Adult Pastor, 952.223.1806

Outreach Events

02dec(dec 2)10:00 am07(dec 7)10:00 amMission Trip: Guatemala10:00 am - 10:00 am (7)

15dec3:00 pmThe Christmas SongSanctuary Choir & Orchestra Concert3:00 pm Berean Baptist Church - Burnsville Campus

24decalldayChristmas Eve Services(All Day: tuesday)