Care & Counseling
We live in a fallen world filled with suffering and sin. While struggle and brokenness are common to everyone, there is uniqueness in how we experience these things. Whether it’s a personal tragedy, addiction, conflict in marriage, an issue of anger or anxiety, or simply a need to talk to someone about your questions about God, we desire to help you experience hope and freedom in Christ.
We believe relationships are the ideal context for care. In God’s mercy, we don’t have to face difficulties alone. He has designed healing and growth to take place in community as we walk alongside other broken people who are being redeemed. Therefore, a vital component of care at Park Church is guiding you toward community.
CARE IN COMMUNITY
Our Gospel Communities serve as the primary context to both receive and extend care. If you are in need of counseling, we encourage you to first speak with your Gospel Community Leader about your struggle or need. Our leaders are trained and coached by our ministry staff and pastors to walk with you. If you are not in a group yet, our desire is to care for you while helping you find ways to engage in community for continued support.Learn more about Gospel Communities
In multiple places in Scripture, God calls His people to bear with one another and to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2, Philippians 2:1–4). While this includes helping others with financial burdens, we believe the call of Scripture goes further. How can we also walk beside the many in our church family who are experiencing burdens like depression, anxiety, mental illness, and grief?
One way we hope to address this need is through raising up “lay” counselors. Lay counselors are not paid church staff members, professional counselors, or mental health therapists, but are volunteers trained for the use of Scripture in a counseling setting as a tool for life change. If you are interested in being trained as a lay counselor, please use the form linked below.Lay Counselor Interest Form
Marriage is a gift from God and his word speaks in profound ways to this dynamic relationship. Therefore, we place high value on the importance and necessity of preparing for marriage. Park Church offers a four-week class for all engaged and seriously dating couples to address the Biblical meaning of marriage, discuss common pitfalls couples face, and learn tools that will bless your relationship. After the seminar, couples are matched up with a mentor couple who will provide counsel, personal stories, and help in deciding the best next steps for your relationship.
To learn about the premarital ministry at Park Church, contact Jason Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide meals for people in our church who are grieving, who have recently given birth, or who find themselves in a situation in which meals would be helpful. If this would be helpful for you, click Request Meals below to get started. If you would like to sign up to provide meals, join the Hospitality Meals group on CCB or contact us.Request Meals
While the primary avenue of care is Gospel Communities, there are certain situations where additional support may become necessary. We have a team of counseling mentors that are trained to come alongside you and/or your group leader when there is a need for more specific care. Our counseling mentors are lay leaders that will walk with you for a season to compassionately connect the truth of the gospel to specific realities of life.
If you are not in a group or you feel that you need support beyond your group, you can request care by filling out the confidential Care Request form below. Once you have submitted your form, we will be in touch with you help direct you to the best avenue of care.Care Request Form
Can I have someone pray with me on a Sunday?
Yes! Many times, we just need someone to listen to a pressing burden and pray with us. Our Sunday Service Prayer Team is available from our celebration of Communion through the end of each service to pray for anyone that would like to receive it. If you still need further care, then we ask that you take the steps described above.