If you or someone you love is hurting,
Berean Care offers a variety of support.
Life can be hard at times. And we want to come alongside you as you walk through difficult circumstances. Berean Care offers personal support and helpful programs for people who are experiencing life's storms. If you or someone you love is hurting and you would like to receive care, please contact Pastor Brent Birdsall.
If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've probably found that 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.
Addiction Recovery Community (ARC)
If you or someone you love is recovering from substance abuse, you are welcome in this group intended to encourage, provide empathy and holy inspiration for recovering addicts and their loved ones. We use the Serenity Bible that includes a 12-step program and walks through the New Testament. There are many verses to support each step and provide the basis of discussion.
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. The next group starts in September.
Nehemiah Company // LGBTQ Family Members Support Group
Do you have a loved one struggling with same-sex attraction or choosing to live in the LGBTQ lifestyle? Attend 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
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.
Merciful Wings exists to help show Christ's love and provide support to those hurting from the loss of a child from miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Do you know someone who has suffered a loss? Please let us know. We'd love to connect with them and provide resources to help them in this season of loss and grief. For more information, please email Kim Rivera.
Join us for the Merciful Wings Support Group designed for men and women who have been impacted by miscarriage or infant loss. We meet once a month for discussion, support, and encouragement with others who have faced a similar experience.
Stephen Minister Caregiving and Visitation
Going through a tough time - emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a crisis in life? Or simply feeling down?
When facing difficulty in life, it's often helpful to gain encouragement and support from a confidential, Christian friend. Consider letting a Stephen Minister help. A Stephen Minister is a member of Berean who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray and walk alongside you during difficult times. It's always confidential, free, and very helpful. (This ministry always pairs people with a caregiver of the same gender.)
To request a caregiver, contact Pastor Brent Birdsall.
To request a hospital or home visit, please email Pastor Brent Birdsall, or dial 952.223.1806.
Mentoring and Coaching
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.
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.
The benevolent ministry provides financial and spiritual support to members of our church congregation and members of our community who are in crisis.
To request help please contact Jessie Anderson.
The Berean shuttle bus runs Sunday mornings to transport individuals from their homes or facilities to our Burnsville Campus.
To arrange for a ride, contact Pastor Brent Birdsall.
Addressing our Hurt is a three-tiered program designed to provide education and tools to help individuals process and heal from personal or shared trauma, emotional, spiritual, or physical abuse and grief.
Berean has designed a process to help individuals addressing their hurts. Through online educational videos, self-guided questions and journaling, group discussions and one-on-one meetings, progress can be made in understanding and healing from past experiences.
Begin by downloading the Listening Guide and following along as you watch the video sessions below.
SESSION ONE // INTRODUCTION BY PASTOR BRENT
Dealing with difficult experiences, the importance of feelings, & the format of Addressing Our Hurt.
SESSION TWO // PART 1 // ABUSE IN GENERAL BY LYNDA KOEHLER, M.A., M.B.A.
Addressing healthy behaviors and relationships, categories of abuse, the power & control wheel.
SESSION TWO // PART 2 // SPIRITUAL ABUSE IN PARTICULAR BY LYNDA KOEHLER, M.A., M.B.A.
Addressing Spiritual abuse; a pattern of distorting biblical truths and legitimate authority to coerce, control, deceive, hurt, harm, or damage another for personal gain.
SESSION THREE // JOURNEY OF GRIEF BY DEBBIE SCHEIDE, M.A.
Looking at how we personally experience grief, how our church family may be experiencing grief and ways to work through it.
SESSION FOUR // BIBLICAL PATTERN FOR CHURCH LEADERSHIP BY PASTOR ROGER THOMPSON
Addressing five areas of biblical church leadership:
- No human leader is perfect
- Two kinds of leaders