Providing stabilizing support to an individual, or family, to help broken people overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits and discover freedom and joy in Jesus Christ.
Biblical counseling is available to the church by the pastoral staff and other trained leaders. When calls come into the church for counseling, they will be directed to the Care and Connection Pastor. Walk-in counseling requests will be directed to the Care and Connection Pastor or one of the pastors on duty if the Care and Connection Pastor is not available.
Griefshare is a 13-week, Bible-based course which, after the loss of a loved one, takes us through the stages of grief to healing. Everyone enrolled receives a workbook. Participants watch a weekly video in preparation for the discussion held via Zoom.
CR cares for those who are experiencing hurts, hang-ups, and habits in a Christ-centered environment. CR meets every Friday night in the Cafe and they offer step studies during the week. CR works through 12 steps to recovery together with the knowledge that Jesus is the only one who transforms.
Two different Bible studies are offered once a year. Each offers a safe and confidential place where women can share and heal from past pains with other women in a safe environment where they need not fear judgment or condemnation.
For more information, send a message to the leader and/or visit the Healing Hearts website.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour for up to one year. Counseling pastors are encouraged to refer those who need weekly care to the Stephen Ministry.
Pastoral staff, elders, and deacons will show love and care for the church body by taking opportunities to do home and hospital visits to pray with and over. As requests come to the church, the Care and Connection Pastor will assign a staff pastor(s) and or deacons and elders.
Ventura County Pregnancy Center
The Ventura County Pregnancy Center is a Christian organization that provides compassionate, confidential and practical support for women and men in an unplanned pregnancy or post abortive situation. We believe every person deserves to be informed about all of your options before making any decisions about your pregnancy. Our services include free pregnancy tests, referrals for ultrasounds, peer counseling and educational classes. Our services are offered to pregnant women and parents with children 2 and younger. All our services are free.