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.

Addressing Our Hurt


 

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. 

Tier One

Begin by downloading the Listening Guide and following along as you watch the video sessions below.

Listening Guide PDF

Request Printed Listening Guide

 

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
  • Shepherd
  • Oversight
  • Humility




Next Step: Tier Two

After completing the video classes above in Tier one, if you feel you would benefit from an online meeting with guided conversations by a facilitator, please request that here. 

Request Tier two: Conversation

Support Groups

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.

Support Group Info & Registration

DivorceCare

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. 

Support Group Info & Registration

GriefShare

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare is a DVD-based class led by people who understand and will help you move toward rebuilding your life. 

Support Group Info & Registration

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

Merciful Wings exists to help show Christ's love and provide support to those hurting from the loss of miscarriage. Do you know someone who has suffered a miscarriage? 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 Melanie Liljenquist

Caregiving and Visitation

Stephen Ministers

When facing difficulty in life, it's often helpful to gain encouragement and support from a confidential, Christian friend. Berean has trained men and women to come alongside those who are struggling. Our caregivers listen, pray and offer hope. This ministry is always confidential and pairs people with a caregiver of the same gender.

To request a caregiver, contact Pastor Brent Birdsall.

Visitation

To request a hospital or home visit, please email Pastor Brent Birdsall., or dial 952.223.1806.

Mentoring and Coaching

Marriage Mentors

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.

Financial Support

Benevolent Ministry

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.

Shuttle Service

Sunday Shuttle

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.