Pastoral Care and Counseling
The pastoral staff at and people of Emmaus offer several kinds of care to members of our congregation and community:
- Prayer Ministry
- Stephen Ministry
- Meals Ministry
- Pastoral Care Visits
- Pastoral Counseling
- Prepare-Enrich Premarital Counseling
Read below for some specifics in each area. Please do contact the church office if you are interested in receiving care or counseling or would like more information about any of the care services we offer.
Prayer Ministry and Support
There are numerous opportunities to either receive or participate in prayer. Follow this link for more details.
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2, NRSV)
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in local congregations: people caring for people. See more at Emmaus’s Stephen Ministry page.
To support some special occasions (such as after the birth of a new baby, or after recent hospitalization or illness or the death of an immediate family member) Emmaus arranges for a few home-cooked meals to be provided. To notify the church of a need, contact the church office (507-645-9480) or Christie Balster (651-271-2383).
Pastoral Care Visits
Prayer and pastoral care is readily available through Emmaus staff who would be privileged to companion you through whatever situation presents itself.
Counseling – by Emmaus staff – is available by appointment, concerning faith and life challenges and issues. Contact the church office (507-645-9480) to make an appointment.
Referrals for professional counseling are available upon request.
Prepare-Enrich Premarital Counseling
For those couples in the happy time of anticipating a marriage, premarital counseling is a gift offered by Emmaus staff. Call Susan Quinnell (507-645-9480) for more information.