Care Ministries

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Pastors are our first line of care at Village. If you are hurting, have a prayer need, or just need to share what you’re facing with someone, our Pastoral Staff at VBC is ready to care. Hospital Visitation: Facing surgery? Having a baby? If you would appreciate prayer and visitation, let our Pastoral Staff know the details and someone will come pray with you. Contact Bob Walker: [email protected] or call the office at (503) 643-6511.

[toggle title=”Stephen Ministry Care” open=”true”]Stephen Ministers are members of Village who have received special training to provide on-going one-to-one Christian care to those in our community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties. If you are going through a difficult time, you don’t have to go through it alone. Call the VBC office: (503) 643-6511 or contact a Stephen Leader: [email protected] or [email protected].

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Christian Counseling Center: Some counselors have appointments here at Village, and can be a convenient choice for care. Visit the website or call (503) 636-4176.

A New Day: On campus at Western Seminary. Offers $10 sessions with counseling student interns, affordable rates for the uninsured ($60 max, with sliding scale); and reasonable rates ($100 sessions) with licensed professionals who take insurance. Visit the website or call (503) 517-1895.

Cornerstone Clinical Services: A quality option for Christian counseling/psychiatric care on the west side. Visit the website or call (503) 352-0036.

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If you would appreciate prayer over a need or other difficulty, you can contact Kathy Barndt with your request, and she and others with a heart for prayer will intercede on your behalf. Contact Kathy Barndt: [email protected].

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Village Meals Ministry is offered to provide food in times of crisis or need. Contact Jean Alleman or Carol Steinbrenner for more information.

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Abortion Recovery: Are you, or is someone you know struggling with a past abortion? If so, there is help available. HEART is a Bible study support group for women who are struggling with a past abortion. Please call our confidential voice mail at (503) 22-HEART (43278) or go to our website:

AA: A Big Book Meeting is held Monday Nights from 7-8pm in the Bridge Room at VBC. Open Meeting. It is a Big Book Study (not a topical meeting), so bring your own Big Book. No childcare. Questions? Contact Julia Marrocco at [email protected].

Sexual Purity: For Men Only (FMO) Groups offer hope and healing for those struggling with sexual purity and Hidden Hurt Groups offer a safe place for partners and ex-partners of men who struggle with sexual purity. To get connected, contact