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

Need to talk?

[email protected]

Programs

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.

Find out more

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 video teaching and discussion time.

Any type of grief is welcome.

Dates: Coming Fall 2023!
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Downes Road Campus
Cost: $25 per person

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

Pre-Marriage

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: Feb 1, 8, 15
Location: Downes Road campus
Cost: $40 per couple

Click Here to Register!

Questions? Email Diana at [email protected]

Faith, Sexuality, and Gender Course

At Northview, we want to hold to the Truth of our Biblical convictions while exhibiting heaps of Grace towards all people. This course, by Dr. Preston Sprinkle and his team at The Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender, is designed to help us as Christians engage LGBTQ related questions through thoughtful written material, small group discussions, and high quality videos.  Our Care Pastor, Thaleia Sawatzky will teach each week through a variety of the sticky questions brought up in the course material.

The readings for this course include both Preston Sprinkle’s “Grace & Truth” 1.0 and 2.0. If you are considering this course, register as soon as possible as space is limited. Registration is $25, which covers coffee, tea and both of the Grace & Truth books (books are yours to keep after the course).

Next session will run Spring 2023. Stay tuned for more details!


Resources


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

Preston Sprinkle – People to be Loved: Why Homosexuality is not just an issue (2015)

Dr. Preston Sprinkle (2021) – Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church and What the Bible has to say

Online Courses The Center for Faith Sexuality & Gender

Grace & Truth

Parenting LGBTQ Kids

Digital Leaders Forum

If you are experiencing abuse please contact [email protected]

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

Debra Fileta (2021) – Are You Really Ok? Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why it Matters

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 [email protected]

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 – Truelovedates.com – podcast: Love and Relationships

Doing Family Right – Doingfamilyright.com

Family Life Canada – Familylifecanada.com

Focus on the Family – focusonthefamily.ca

Programs: 

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

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 https://freedomsession.com

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

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