Care and Support

Grace Church desires to continually grow in how we care for those in need and who are hurting. The Bible calls us to love God and to care for the needs of others. In faithfulness and obedience to His Word, we work to address the tangible needs of individuals, couples, and families in our church and in our community.

We offer many kinds of care and support, such as marriage enrichment, financial training, intercessory prayer, assistance with biblical conflict resolution, and aid during difficult circumstances. Our goal is to provide opportunities for each person — at every season of life and despite pressing demands — to learn to pursue God in prayer, seek wisdom in biblical counsel, and grow in the midst of difficult trials.

The Care and Support Ministry at Grace Church focuses around four key areas: Support and Care, Visitation, Biblical Care and Counseling, and Prayer.

Biblical Counseling Training Conference

Due to COVID-19, this event will not be held at Grace Church on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. If you are a registered attendee and have not received information about accessing the conference sessions online, please contact Faith Ministries at (765) 448-1555.

Grace Church and Faith Biblical Counseling provide the tools and education you need to help others arise victorious over the burdens of life. Learn to support people as they transform their marriages, heal broken relationships, and overcome sin.

You don't need to be a pastor, minister, or church employee to participate. You just need a compassionate heart and a sincere desire to point someone who is hurting toward Jesus through lessons found in the Bible.

Three Central Beliefs of Biblical Counseling

  1. The Bible is the authoritative source by which all truth must be evaluated.
  2. When properly interpreted, the Bible reveals how a believer can please the Lord, and live in a God-honoring way regardless of their circumstances.
  3. A genuine change of heart is totally dependent on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Why participate in a Biblical Counseling Training Seminar?

  • Be Challenged: to become a more faithful disciple and disciple-maker.
  • Become Equipped: to console with more compassionate, Bible-centered, practical instruction.
  • Get Connected: with ministry leaders, pastors, missionaries, and people who desire to genuinely foster a change that helps others grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. Imagine the relationships you'll cultivate by attending!

Two Tracks Available

  • First-Time Participants: Foundations - Track One
  • Returning Participants: Adding The Structure II - Track Three

Two-Day Conference Over Three Weekends

  • Fri-Sat, Feb 28-29, 2020
  • Fri-Sat, Mar 27-28, 2020
  • Fri-Sat, Apr 24-25, 2020

More Info and Registration

Blended & Blessed Livestream Event

Blended & Blessed® is a one-day live-streamed event for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. Join thousands of sites around the globe as we unpack love languages for blended families! With so many complex relationships involved in a stepfamily, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. We'll spend the day discussing Building Love Together in Blended Families. You'll learn:

  • About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies
  • What to do when your family feels disconnected
  • How to develop healthy parenting and stepparenting practices
  • How the love languages should — and should not — be applied

With some of today's most trusted and respected experts, Blended & Blessed will challenge, inspire, and encourage you. Speakers include Bill Butterworth, Dr. Gary Chapman, Ron Deal, Rob Hudson, and Laura Petherbridge.

Saturday, April 25, 9a-4:30p
This is a free event! When you register, you will receive the link to watch the livestream from your own home.

REGISTER

Care Groups

We are committed to strengthening marriages and families, prioritizing our impact on children through age 18, and bringing the message of Christ to our community.

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Thursday Care Nights

Thursday Care Nights are for anyone struggling with any life issues. Join us for a complimentary meal, personal services, and support and sharing groups.

Thursdays | 5:30p-6:30p, Eden Prairie Campus

  • A complimentary meal is offered in the Grace Cafe (access via Door 4) Newcomers are always welcome!
  • Support groups are provided following dinner.
  • Clothing Closet is offered on first and third Thursdays from 6:30p-7:15p and haircuts are offered most Thursdays.
  • Crossroads Career Network offers one-on-one support for those in a job transition. Job coaching includes resume review, connecting, and job search strategies. Ministry is first come, first serve. Thursdays at 6:30p in the Grace Café. More Info and Upcoming Events
  • Learn how to practice financial wisdom in your personal life. If you are interested in meeting with an individual or couple for financial consultation, please contact .

Serve at Thursday Care Nights

  • Thursday Care Night is always looking for individuals and families to help serve the Eden Prairie community and our Grace family who attend dinner. On Thursday evenings, we are in need of individuals and families to set up and serve food, sous chefs to assist in preparing meals and dishwashers. On Wednesday evenings, individuals or families are needed to pick up bread donations from Panera Bread to hand out on Thursday Care Night.

Serve at Thursday Care Nights

 

Biblical Care and Counseling

Our goal is to help people meet the challenges of life in a way that honors the Lord and allows them to discover His plan for their lives. We rely on the knowledge of God’s Word and an understanding of ministering to people as we help individuals who are facing difficulties, trials, and suffering.
 

Biblical Counseling is the process where the Bible, God’s Word, is related individually to a person who is struggling under the weight of personal sin or difficulties with suffering so that he/she might genuinely change to be pleasing to God.

We believe that the Bible provides thorough guidance and instruction for faith and Life (2 Peter 1:3, Romans 15:4). Therefore, our counseling is based on scriptural principals.

Our counseling practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of the Word of God, and an understanding of ministering to people.

Our Biblical Counseling goal is to help you meet the challenges of life in a way that will honor the Lord, allowing you to enjoy His love and discover His plans for life.

If you are interested in promoting personal change in your life focused on Christ, we invite you to contact us at 952-224-3023.

Biblical Counseling Training Conference

Grace Church and Faith Biblical Counseling provide the tools and education you need to help others arise victorious over the burdens of life. Learn to support people as they transform their marriages, heal broken relationships, and overcome sin.

You don't need to be a pastor, minister, or church employee to participate. You just need a compassionate heart and a sincere desire to point someone who is hurting toward Jesus through lessons found in the Bible.

Three Central Beliefs of Biblical Counseling

  1. The Bible is the authoritative source by which all truth must be evaluated.
  2. When properly interpreted, the Bible reveals how a believer can please the Lord, and live in a God-honoring way regardless of their circumstances.
  3. A genuine change of heart is totally dependent on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Why participate in a Biblical Counseling Training Seminar?

  • Be Challenged: to become a more faithful disciple and disciple-maker.
  • Become Equipped: to console with more compassionate, Bible-centered, practical instruction.
  • Get Connected: with ministry leaders, pastors, missionaries, and people who desire to genuinely foster a change that helps others grow closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. Imagine the relationships you'll cultivate by attending!

Two Tracks Available:

  • First-Time Participants: Foundations - Track One
  • Returning Participants: Adding The Structure II - Track Three

Two-Day Conference Over Three Weekends:

  • Fri-Sat, Feb 28-29, 2020
  • Fri-Sat, Mar 27-28, 2020
  • Fri-Sat, Apr 24-25, 2020

More Info and Registration

Sunday Biblical Counseling Training Class

On Sunday mornings, we offer ongoing biblical counseling training at our Eden Prairie location. All are welcome to attend for great teaching and to learn how to apply the teaching. Sessions will cover various topics by a list of great teachers.

Whether you want to apply the training in a formal setting or you just want to know what to say to help family and friends, this training will guide you in supporting people as they transform their marriages, heal broken relationships, and overcome sin.

Meets most Sundays each month. A schedule of topics is determined on a monthly basis.

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Crossroads Career Network

The Crossroads Career Network at Grace Church exists to help unemployed and misemployed people find practical, effective job search strategies and spiritual help to successfully land their next position.

All events are now available online!

Monthly networking events and presentations are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30a-9:30a in Eden Prairie Room 112/113 (Dining Room). Weekly networking is also offered on Thursdays at 10a-12p at Eden Prairie Room 259. One-on-one support is available Thursdays at 6:30p in the Eden Prairie Commons as part of our Thursday Care Nights.

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Visitation

Pastors and members of the visitation team are available to visit our members who are hospitalized or homebound. Individuals are advised to call our Care Team at 952-224-3000 to make a visitation request.

Prayer

Intercessory prayer teams meet throughout the week, lifting individual prayer requests to the Lord. Individuals are invited to meet privately with trained prayer supporters at the conclusion of most Sunday worship services. Anointing for healing and pastoral counseling is available by appointment. Submit a prayer request by:

Life Events

Grace Church is ready to assist you and your family during significant life experiences.

Grace Care and Support Staff

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