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Counseling

We provide counseling with our pastors and Stephen Ministers

Emotional and Spiritual Care to Individuals Facing a Crisis or Difficult Situation.

Feeling overwhelmed by life’s circumstances? Our counseling ministry connects you with a caring, confidential minister who will help you start moving forward again.


Stephen Ministers are members of Real Life who are specially trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to individuals facing a crisis or difficult situation. They demonstrate God’s love by coming alongside care receivers who need a little extra support.


We support care recipients dealing with all sorts of emotionally stressful situations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The loss of a loved one
  • Divorce or separation
  • Failed relationships
  • Family stress
  • Hospitalization
  • Serious or chronic illness
  • Aging and dying
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Unemployment or job crisis
  • Financial concerns
  • Relocation


Stephen Ministry is a gift from Real Life to those in need.


Contact Christy Clark at 980-329-8161 to request a Stephen Minister.


National Resources: 

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Available 24/7, and in English and Spanish): 800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
  2. Veteran Hotline: 855-838-8255 https://www.vets4warriors.com/
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Find treatment areas): https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
  4. Salvation Army Recovery: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/combat-addiction/
  5. Celebrate Recovery: https://locator.crgroups.info/ 
  6. American Association of Christian Counseling: https://connect.aacc.net/?search_ type=distance
  7. National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/ 
  8. Mental Health First Aid: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/
  9. Hope for Mental Health, a series from Saddleback Church: https://saddleback.com/ watch/hope-for-mental-health
  10. Christian Care Connect: https://connect.aacc.net/?search_type=distance