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 Beginning September 16
8:30-9:30 a.m., Burnsville, Room 116

Contact Brent Birdsall.

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

Renewing Waters

Thursdays, October 4-November 8, 6-8 p.m.
Burnsville, Room 110
$30 course fee

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.

Registration closed for this semester.

Please contact Brent Birdsall with any questions.


UPDATE, Friday, February 8, 2019: DivorceCare this session has been cancelled. Please consider enrolling in our next upcoming session this fall. If you have any questions, please contact Brent Birdsall. Thank you!

13-week course

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. 

Please contact Brent Birdsall to learn when the next session is starting. 


13-week course
February 10-May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Burnsville, Room 117
$15 course fee includes workbook (scholarships available)
Register here

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. 

Please contact Brent Birdsall to learn when the next session will begin.

Nehemiah Company

Nehemiah Company
1st & 3rd Thursday's
7 - 8:30 p.m., Burnsville, Room 115
Do you have a loved one struggling with same-sex attraction or choosing to live in the LGBT 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.”

Women's Caregiver Support

2nd Monday of each month
1 p.m., Room 211

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.

Email Brent Birdsall for more details.

Berean Care Training & Resources

Chaya Mentorship Training Course

Did you know Chaya means breath of life in Hebrew?

Berean is offering a new ministry designed to help people get from where they currently are to where God wants them to be. 

Those interested in becoming mentors should enroll for 8-week course offering a practical, step-by-step process designed to effectively mentor and care for others. 

$10 course fee

Watch here for next course information and registration.

Questions? Contact Brent Birdsall 

Berean Care Training

September 16-November 18, 2018
6:30-8:30, Burnsville, Room 110
10-week course
$25 course fee

Please register 

This class will teach skills necessary to becoming more deeply effectual in the lives of hurting people. Become an agent of God's healing, forgiving, restoring power. Be God's hands, feet, and voice to bring grace, truth, and hope to people who feel only guilt, confusion, and doubt.

Please contact Brent Birdsall for information.

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 Wanda Krynski at or 952.223.1861.

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

09jul5:00 pm11:00 pmLakeville Pan-O-Prog: Party in the Park5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Antlers Park

13jul5:30 pmLakeville Pan-O-Prog Parade5:30 pm Downtown Lakeville

14jul7:00 pmKeepers of the Faith Concert7:00 pm Berean Baptist Church Sanctuary

01aug7:00 pmKeepers of the Faith Concert7:00 pm Berean Baptist Church Sanctuary