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

COUNSELING MINISTRY

At Park Street Church we believe that ministering to the whole person is vital. Park Street’s pastoral care team provides professional counseling, oversees our support groups/workshops and provides supervision for our trained care team volunteers.The counseling ministry offers short-term counseling from a Christian worldview to church members and regular attendees. We offer the following types of counseling:

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

We also work with affiliated ministies. For more information, contact the Counseling team.

Premarital Workshops

For those who are engaged or contemplating marriage, Park Street offers one-day workshops. Visit the events calendar to learn about upcoming workshops. Contact Melonie Letaw with questions.

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

If you are separated or divorced and need healing, we invite you to this 13-week support group. You’ll find a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an oasis in this difficult season of life. There are three key elements to your experience: video seminar, group discussion and a personal workbook. Each Biblically-based session is self-contained. 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 may not know how to best help you.

Groups run in the fall, winter and spring. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find specific dates and other upcoming events.

Contact the DivorceCare ministry with questions.

Employment Search Support

A group for all active job seekers who would like help in their job search. By appointment. Contact the Job Search ministry team with questions.

You Are Not Alone (Infertility Issues)

If you facing distress from fertility-related issues, we seek to offer a place of empathy, prayer and hope. Contact the You Are Not Alone ministry team with questions.

Affiliated Ministries

Pregnancy Resources

Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices (BCPC) provides women and men the information needed to make informed decisions about unintended preganancy and/or sexual health and relationships. Email BCPC or contact them via phone: (617) 742-9170.

Same Sex Attraction

Alive in Christ is a Christ-centered ministry that helps men and women who struggle with same-sex attraction find freedom. We offer a weekly support group for people 18 and over, and one-on-one mentoring for those under 18. Additionally, a support group for friends and family of those experiencing same-sex attraction meets monthly. Contact the Alive in Christ team or Chris Sherwood.

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

For more information contact: Dan Verrengia

Upcoming Ministry Events

  • DivorceCare

    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 experience: video seminar, group discussion and a 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 understand. 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, or join our Meetup group to stay up-to-date on our meeting calendar.

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

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 07 2017 except Thu Nov 23 2017.

    • Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
  • DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

    DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

    Pastoral Care & Counseling

    November 18

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

    Details

    If you are separated or divorced, the holidays can a lonely, stressful, depressing time. But there’s hope! Join us for Surviving the Holidays, an encouraging seminar that will help you cope during the holidays and discover new ways to enjoy them again.

    The holidays can also be a lonely and stressful time for children in single parent families or divorced/separated homes. For children ages 4–12, we are providing a special program for them! The day will include games, activities, crafts, a story and more.

    Please RSVP to DivorceCare by November 14 if you would like your children to be involved. Consider inviting a friend, family member or co-worker who is going through separation or divorce. The event is free, and continental breakfast is provided.

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

  • DivorceCare

    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 experience: video seminar, group discussion and a 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 understand. 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, or join our Meetup group to stay up-to-date on our meeting calendar.

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

    Date: Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 05 2018 except Thu Mar 29 2018.

    • Time: 7:00 - 7:00PM