We offer biblically-based pastoral counseling services to the adults of our North family.
Our ministry network is comprised of pastoral counselors, volunteers, and lay leaders. If our counseling center is unable to meet your needs, or has availability constraints, we will refer you to other community services.
We provide services for mental illness, addiction, behavioral problems, marital conflicts, and parenting issues through the support of pastoral counselors.
Get the support you need. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment.
Please fill out the Information Packet below prior to your appointment.
Do not go it alone during stressful life events such as divorce, serious illness, or the death of a loved one. Get the support of a trained HOPE Minister who will provide the support, comfort and compassion of a Christian friend.
We encourage participation in smaller support groups for dealing with divorce, bereavement, and even holiday survival.
If you have just begun the painful path of separation or divorce, are in the middle of the process, or even if it’s been years since your divorce was final, there are others who are also on that painful path that want to walk alongside you. Divorce Care features Biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation. Attending a Divorce Care support group will help you to learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. Our 13-week group begins on Wednesday, April 12, at 7pm. For more information or if you would like to participate, please call Karen at 678-285-3255 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief Share | Starting August 9
Are you suffering grief, sadness, or loneliness due to the loss of a loved one to death? The finality of death can be hard to accept. Seeing past the pain and sorrow and moving forward in life can be challenging when you are suffering grief.
Grief Share is a small group experience designed to help you process through your loss and make the journey from mourning to joy. You will meet people from many stages on the journey and learn there is life after grief. The Grief Share videos and workbooks are Biblical teaching on grief and recovery and are both encouraging and uplifting and will assist you in your healing.
No one should walk the path of grief alone. Please call Karen in the Pastoral Care Department at 678-285-3255 or email: email@example.com to register for our next session which begins Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
Addiction Recovery Support
Walk out your freedom from drugs and alcohol with those who are doing the same. Join the meeting on Tuesday nights at 7pm in Room 127.
Do you know someone who is in the hospital or is scheduled for surgery? Are you aware of someone who is in a nursing home or is a rehab resident who would benefit from a visit? Let us know and we’ll schedule a visitation from one of our support volunteers to provide prayer and words of comfort.
Memorial and Funeral support services are available for Mount Paran North family members. Email Pastoral Care or call us at 678.285.3255 for more information.
Ways to Serve
Have the gift of compassion? Become an active member of the Pastoral Care team. You will be trained in The Exchanged Life Model.
The term “Exchanged Life” is directly related to the believer’s discovery of their identity in Christ. The believer is a new creation; one born of God. What was once true is no longer true. The old is gone and the new has come.
To elaborate further, we believe that the believer partakes of eternal life (Christ’s Life) at the time of new birth, that identification with Christ in His crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and ascension brought the death of the “old man” and the life of the “new man.”
This may become experiential reality through a decision to lose one’s life (total surrender) and to appropriate the Christ life by faith, and is continuously revealed by abiding in the Spirit. Exchanged life living, is Christ living His life through the believer by the believer’s faith and obedience to the Holy Spirit.
Email Pastoral Care or call us at 678.285.3255 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Become a trained comfort-giver matched with a person who is overwhelmed during a challenging life season. Partner assignments last according to need and can vary from a day to a few months or a year. Training is offered once a year.
Meet with hospital, nursing home, and rehab patients on an as-needed basis. Basic application required. Training provided.
Give to Benevolence
As brothers and sisters in Christ we are called to care for each other in times of need. Please consider giving to benevolence to support fellow congregation members that have fallen on hard times.
“… He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. …”
— Isaiah 61:1-3