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Valley Church Care & Counseling exists
because hurt and pain exist.

Through individual counseling, couples counseling, and other opportunities, we desire to show the love and compassion of Jesus Christ and to equip others to show His love as well.

Christ-Centered Counseling

Our Care and Counseling ministry offers counseling services to any Valley Church individual, couple, or family in need, whether it is for relational issues, addictions, depression, grief, or a difficult time.

GETTING MARRIED AT VALLEY CHURCH

Congratulations! We rejoice with you as you take this exciting next step in your lives! We hold marriage in high regard and believe that God has designed marriage to be a great gift and blessing. Our deep desire is to encourage couples to start out on the strongest possible foundation as they enter marriage.

Initial Pre-Marital Meeting

This is the first step to reserving your wedding date at Valley. In this session, you will have the opportunity to meet Pastor Linton and hear more about Valley Church’s heart for Christ-centered marriages. The leaders at Valley Church have established a marriage policy reflecting God’s design for marriage. If it is determined that a couple meets the criteria for this biblically based policy, we will move forward with the premarital counseling and Pastor Linton will provide you with the next steps in securing your wedding date.

Pre-Marital Counseling

As a part of our church’s dedication to the lifetime commitment of marriage, we require that all couples participate in premarital counseling. Our premarital counseling involves meeting with a mentor couple to go through Marriage 101, an eight-session DVD series by Gary and Barb Rosberg. You should begin to schedule your sessions as soon as possible so you can complete the counseling before the wedding. It is preferable to do one session a month up until the month before the wedding, but we can do the sessions faster if necessary. Email John Berglund to get started.

Wedding Coordinator

You will be assigned a Valley Church wedding coordinator who will help you organize the church portion of your wedding day. The wedding coordinator is NOT a wedding planner. She will be your guide and a liaison between you and all the moving pieces at Valley on your wedding day. She will make sure your experience using Valley Church goes smoothly and will be a great asset to you on your wedding day as well as the time leading up to that day. Your wedding coordinator will contact you at least six weeks before the wedding.

Divorce Care

Going through divorce or separation is one of the toughest traumas one can experience, but you can find hope and healing. You are invited to find help and be with others who understand and are sharing in this healing journey.

13 Week Session

6:30-8:00 • Valley Church • Free
Childcare provided

What To Expect

  • Small Group Size: Our group is usually 4-7 people.
  • Complete Confidentiality and Privacy: What is shared stays in the room, and it is safe.
  • No Cost: The program is free. Child care is also provided – please come about 10 minutes early in order to register your children.

Teaching

  • Video Teaching: We watch a 35-minute video each session followed by discussion.
  • Empathetic Leadership: John Berglund, the Divorce Care Facilitator, is on staff at Valley Church and experienced the pain of divorce after 25 years of marriage. He understands the difficulty but also the hope provided through Christ.
Call: 515-226-9973Call: 515-226-9973

Care and Counseling Team

Linton Lundeen

Pastor of Care and Counseling

John Berglund

Lead Associate

Providing guidance and showing Christ’s love

Our Care and Counseling ministry offers faith-based counseling services for a variety of circumstances.