Providing help and resources that are Biblically faithful and practical for addressing the issues in everyday life.

What is Care Ministry?

We at Northview love to care for all people, and especially those of the body of Christ. If you are looking for counselling, financial help, prayer, or to meet with a pastor, please provide us with some information so that we can better serve you! Start the conversation by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Care Form

Meet the team

Thaleia Sawatzky

Care Pastor

Diana Dyck

Care Coordinator

Eric Heath

Pastoral Intern

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Starting Marriage Strong
Marriage Prep Course

Starting Marriage Strong is a fun, interactive and informative learning experience designed for any couple exploring the idea of getting married or for those already engaged.

It’s much more than “just a course” – It’s a self guided  premarital workshop, equipping you to explore or pursue marriage with help and hope and practical communication tools. Get ready for surprising insights, and for hones and intimate, relationship strengthening conversations just between you as a couple.

Start: April 24, 2022
Cost: $145

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Single Parenting

At FamilyLife Canada, our mission is to bring help and hope to all the marriages and families in Canada. That includes families with single parents.

Parenting is tough enough when there are two parents sharing the load, but we’ve seen the toll it takes on single parents when most or all of the parenting falls only on their shoulders.
So we’ve enlisted the help of two professionals for this video on demand mini series dedicated to helping single parents. You will gain wisdom from two of our favourite parenting educators: Joel Pukalo and Jenn Dean.

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It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. GriefShare meets weekly in 13 week cycles. Each week will include a time of video teaching and discussion time.

Any type of grief is welcome.

Begins September 2022! Stay tuned for more info on registration.

Need to talk to someone? Please reach out to our care team and let’s start that conversation.

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We offer Pre-Marriage Classes for seriously dating & engaged couples. 

Topics for the 3 week pre marriage class include (but are not limited to): marriage, sex, finances, communication, parents/parents in law. Each session includes a discussion on the current cultural view compared with teaching on the Biblical view of each topic.

Dates: May 25, Jun 1, 8
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Downes Road campus
Cost: $40 per couple

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David and Nancy Guthrie (2008) – When Your Family’s Lost a Loved One

Timothy Keller (2013) – Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Samuel Hodges and Kathy Leonard – Grieving with Hope: Finding comfort as you journey through loss

Pat Schwiebert  and Chuck DeKlyen (2005) – Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing after Loss

Program: Griefshare 
It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

For more info or to register for an upcoming class at Northview Click Here

Dr. Matthew Stanford (2008, 2017) – Grace for the Afflicted

Edward T. Welch (2019) – A Small Book for the Anxious Heart

Program: Sanctuary Mental Health Course – Sanctuary Ministries

For more info on this course email

Singleness and Marriage (including dating, separation, divorce and remarriage)

Sam Allberry (2019) – The 7 Myths about Singleness

Ron L. Deal (2002, 2014) – The Smart Stepfamily 

Timothy Keller (2011) – The Meaning of Marriage

Les and Leslie Parrott (2015) – Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts

Les and Leslie Parrott (2015) – Saving Your Second Marriage Before it Starts

Jim Newheiser (2017) Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers 

Paul Tripp (2010) – What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage

Jay E. Adams (1986) – Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible

Gary Thomas (2000) – Sacred Marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us Holy more than to make us happy.

Debra Fileta – – podcast: Love and Relationships

Doing Family Right –

Family Life Canada –

Focus on the Family –


Northview’s pre marriage class – register online

Kevin DeYoung – Crazy Busy

Kevin DeYoung – Just Do Something

David Powlison – Good and Angry

Jeff Vanderstelt – Saturate: Being Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

John Piper – Don’t Waste Your Life

Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane (2008) – How People Change

Paul Tripp – Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

Programs: Freedom Session

Recommended Websites – General Topics

Care Leader: Strategic, Real-World Pastoral Care

Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation –

The Gospel Coalition –

Desiring God –

Northview Asks Podcast

Pastors Thaleia and Joshua, along with some special guests, talk through many of the hard questions we ask as Christians in the world today. "How should we think about mental health?", "How should I pray?”, How should we think about LGBTQ issues?”, "When should my kids take communion?"

The goal is simply to help us think these questions through with biblical faithfulness and gospel warmth.

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