The Care & Counseling Ministry of North Suburban Church of Deerfield offers compassionate care and practical support for individuals, couples, and families in their time of need.
The Care & Counseling Ministry at North Sub is different than most because whether you have a Christian church background, no faith background, or are of a different faith, you are welcome. They are a place where the people of our community and our neighborhoods can come together with others in similar circumstances and tell their story: be known, be accepted, find healing, find fellowship, and move forward.
The director of the ministry is a licensed clinical professional therapist and a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She offers solution-focused, short-term pastoral counseling to the community and also maintains an extensive referral network for those who need longer, more in-depth counseling.
The classes, seminars, and support groups offered by the Care & Counseling Ministry cover a wide variety of topics including the following:
Divorce Care: This 13-week workshop is designed to help those experiencing marital separation or divorce to resolve their current struggles and identify the next steps in their healing process; to learn to deal with the pain of the past and rebuild their lives. The class includes video, discussion, and support.
Successful Stepfamilies: Did you know that 1 out of every 3 Americans is currently a member of a stepfamily? Did you know that it takes most stepfamily couples 5-7 years to get through the tensions of stepfamily life? Do you need help navigating the tensions of stepfamily life? Join this group for valuable information, support, and fellowship. Discussion material is based on the book, “The Smart Stepfamily” by Ron Deal. Topics include realistic expectations, pitfalls, skills to deal with ex-spouses, and developing new traditions.
Grief Share: If you have experienced the loss of someone close, we want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. This 13 week seminar and support group includes video, discussion, and support.
Parkinson Partners: Whether you’ve lived with this chronic illness for many years or are just beginning the journey, you’ve discovered its dramatic effect on your life: changes, losses, uncertainty, pain, fear. You need not travel the road alone. Join this vibrant group for support, information, and exercise. Meets 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Finally Free: Empowering Men to Live with Sexual Integrity: This confidential group of men meets weekly to talk honestly and openly about their struggle with sexual addiction. Join them to find new hope and freedom. Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. –8:30 p.m.
Life After Abuse: This safe and confidential group of women is currently exploring the connection between past sexual abuse and current boundary, trust, and life issues. Meets alternate Mondays,