Our Care Department seeks to provide help and resources that are Biblically faithful and practical for addressing everyday life issues.


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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. 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 dvd teaching and discussion time.

Any type of grief is welcome.

This class is now Full! Stay tuned for details on when our next session will begin.
If you have any questions please email Diana at ddyck@northview.org

Northview Cares

Now more than ever, the call for the Church to love others is important. We want to serve and meet the needs of those who may be experiencing unforeseen hardship due to COVID-19.

At Northview we believe that every need is an opportunity to “shine our light before others, so that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Our hope is built on the perfect love of Jesus Christ, who calls us to share His love by our actions.

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Resources

Below is a short list of resources that we recommend frequently. 

If you would like additional resources such as recommendations for local Christian counsellors, programs in our church or community, books, podcasts, articles or websites, please contact Care@northview.org

 

Abuse

Please contact Care@northview.org if you have questions or concerns in this area

 

Christian Life 

Kevin DeYoung – Crazy Busy

Kevin DeYoung – Just Do Something

David Powlison – Good and Angry

John Piper – Don’t Waste Your Life

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

 

Programs: Freedom Session https://freedomsession.com 

 

Grief and Loss 

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

 

Mental Health

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 https://www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org

For more info on this course email care@northview.org

 

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.

 

Programs: 

Northview’s pre marriage class – register online https://northview.org/pre-marriage/

 

Debra Fileta – Truelovedates.com – podcast: Love and Relationships

Doing Family Right – Doingfamilyright.com

Family Life Canada – Familylifecanada.com

Focus on the Family – focusonthefamily.ca

 

Sex and Sexuality 

Sam Allbery (2013) – Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions About Homosexuality, the Bible and Same-Sex Attraction

Tim Chester (2010) – You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for our Sinful Behaviour and Negative Emotions

Rosaria Butterfield (2012) – The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Caleb Kaltenbach (2015) – Messy Grace

Vaughn Roberts (2016) – Transgender

Christopher Yuan (2011) – Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope.

Christopher Yuan (2018) – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story

Kevin DeYoung (2015) – What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

 

Recommended Websites – General Topics

Care Leader: Strategic, Real-World Pastoral Care  https://www.careleader.org

Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation – https://www.ccef.org

The Gospel Coalition – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org

Desiring God – https://www.desiringgod.org