Pastoral Care & Counseling

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 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

At Park Street Church we believe that ministering to the whole person is vital. Dr. Dan Verrengia, our minister of Pastoral Care, provides professional counseling, oversees our support groups/workshops as well as provides supervision for our trained care team volunteers.

COUNSELING MINISTRY

The counseling ministry offers short-term counseling from a Christian worldview to church members and regular attendees.  Dr. Verrengia is and ordained minister and licensed counselor. 

We offer the following types of counseling:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Referrals to other Christian counselors
  • Contact: Counseling

  We also work with affiliated ministies.

Premarital Workshops

  • A one-day workshop for those who are engaged or thinking about marriage. The next worshop will be held on March 11, 2017. Preregistration required. 
  • Contact:   Premarital

Support Groups

Through our support groups we seek to “be the church” for those in the midst of specific life difficulties, through prayer, discussion and emotional support.

Divorce Care

  • DivorceCare (13 weeks) for all who are separated or divorced.  Each Biblically-based session is self-contained.   The Winter/Spring cycle will run from January 12 to April 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  
  • Contact: Divorce Care

Employment Search Support

  • For all active job seekers who would like help in their  job search. By appointment. 
  • Contact:  Employment

You Are Not Alone (Infertility Issues)

  • Empathy, prayer, and hope for  those facing the distress from fertility related issues.
  • Contact: Infertility

Affiliated Ministries

Pregnancy Resources

Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices, 75 Arlington Street Suite 500, Boston. Visit:  Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices

  • This Park Street partner ministry provides women and men with information needed to make informed decisions about unintended preganancy and/or sexual health and relationships.
  • Contact: 617.742.9170 or Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices

Same Sex Attraction

Alive in Christ is a Christ-centered ministry that helps men and women who struggle with same-sex attraction find freedom. Visit:  Alive in Christ

  • Weekly support group for people over 18 and one-on-one mentoring for those under 18
  • Support group for friends and family of those experiencing same sex attraction meets monthly
  • Contact Alive in Christ (617.880.9099) or Chris Sherwood (617.523.3383 ext. 402).

 

Please visit our Visitation Ministry page   for information on visitation, prayer, and Wings (practical helps).

 

For more information contact: Dan Verrengia

Upcoming Ministry Events

  • Divorce Care

    Pastoral Care & Counseling • Recurring Event

    See details for dates

    Details

    Divorced?  Separated?  We can help.  Find help.  Discover hope.  Experience healing.  DivorceCare helps you recover from the pain of separation and divorce.  DivorceCare is a support group that meets weekly.  You'll find a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an oasis in an otherwise difficult season of life.  There are three key elements to your DivorceCare experience: video seminar, group discussion and personal workbook.

    Unless you've been there it's hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce.  That's why many of your friends and family don't fully understand what you are going through and don't know how to best help you.

    We do.  DivorceCare groups are led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives.  We understand how you feel because we've been in the same place.  We'll show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation and divorce.

    DivorceCare is a network of 13,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer divorce support groups.  The program is non-demonominational and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce or separation.  Learn more about DivorceCare at www.divorcecare.org   Join our Meetup group to keep posted on our meeting calendar www.meetup.com/Downtown-Boston-Divorced-and-Separated/

     1/12 What's Happening to Me?

    1/19 The Road to Healing / Finding Help

    1/26 Facing my Anger

    2/2 Facing my Depression

    2/9 Facing my Loneliness

    2/16 What does the Owner's Manual Say?

    2/23 New Relationships

    3/2 Financial Survival

    3/9 Kid Care

    3/16 Single Sexuality

    3/23 Forgiveness

    3/30 Reconciliation

    4/6 Moving on Growing Closer to God

    Location: Park Street Church (One Park Street, Boston, MA 2108)

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 06 2017 .

    • Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM