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.

Counseling Services

Services for mental illness, addiction, behavioral problems, marital conflicts, or parenting issues from the support of pastoral counselors.

Get the support you need. Email

Pastoral Care

or call 678.285.3255 to schedule an appointment*.

→ Download Adult Information Packet (PDF)

Bereavement

Need the support of your church family during a time of sadness and grief? We provide support for funerals, grief share and grief counseling.

Email

Pastoral Care

or call 678.285.3255.

HOPE Ministry

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.

Request a Hope Minister

Support Groups

We encourage participation in smaller support groups for dealing with divorce, bereavement, and even holiday survival.

Divorce Recovery

Wednesday night support group for separation or divorce.

Grief Share

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 protected]com to register for the next session which begins June 30. Due to the pandemic, the group will be offered by video.

Christian Addiction Support

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 7:00pm in room 127 – Group Room. Pastoral Care 678-285-3255

→ Join a Support Group

Visitation Ministry

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.

Request a Visitation Minister

Funeral Services

Memorial and Funeral support services are available for Mount Paran North family members.

Email

Pastoral Care

or call 678.285.3255.

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

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HOPE Minister

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.

Become a Hope Minister

Visitation Minister

Meet with hospital, nursing home, and rehab patients on an as-needed basis. Basic application required. Training provided.

Schedule an interview today. Email

Pastoral Care

or call 678.285.3255.

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.

→ Give to Benevolence

Ministry Team

Bernadette Hafner

Pastoral Care Director
678.285.3255

Karen Rosson

Pastoral Care Assistant
678.285.3255

“… 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