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 professional pastoral counselors.

Get the support you need. Email

Pastoral Care

or call 678.285.3255 to schedule an appointment*.

→ Download Adult Information Packet (PDF)


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


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

– Wednesday night support group for dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Additional online resources:  divorcecare.orggriefshare.org

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.


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


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

Karen Rosson

Pastoral Care Assistant

“… 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