Soul Care & Counseling Ministry

MPCC’s Soul Care Ministry provides an oasis of hope for times of weariness and brokenness on your journey. We offer a variety of helping relationships and healing communities to help you acquire and display the character of Christ in the midst of the difficulties, problems, or pain in which you find yourself. 

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Seeking A Healing Community?

At the heart of MPCC’s Soul Care Ministry is the belief that healing occurs best in a community of a few trusted and caring for others. All of the Soul Care Ministry’s healing communities are designed to be safe and supportive environments where you can gain new insight and where you are enabled to confront life’s challenges from a Biblical perspective so that you can grow and heal.

Healing Communities 

Seeking A Helping Relationship?

When we are in a season of struggling or suffering, it is not unusual to isolate ourselves from others. However, like the wounded man in the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37), we long for someone to show us the way or to come alongside us, dress our wounds, and give us the generous gift of care. MPCC’s Soul Care Ministry team desires to partner with you on your healing journey.

Helping Relationships 

About Soul Care Pastor Dr. Ken Jones:

Pastor Ken has served at MPCC for eleven years. He has earned graduate degrees in Bible, Ministry, Christian Counseling and Spiritual Formation. In 2013 Ken received his doctorate in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Ken has an abiding passion to help those who are struggling or in need of spiritual direction.

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Groups and Classes — Fall 2021

Created For Connection (Couples)
August 8–October 3
Sundays 9:05-10:25am

Want to enjoy a secure, loving bond that lasts a lifetime? By mastering seven specific conversations, couples will learn how to handle the raw spots and rocky moments in marriage, how to forgive and rebuild trust and increase emotional and physical intimacy.

Cost of Materials: $20 book

Smart Stepfamily Class (Adults)
Part 1: September 12–October 3
Part 2: October 24–November 21
Sundays 11am-12:10pm

Life in a stepfamily isn’t easy. There are a lot of moving parts. How do you nurture your marriage and put God first while navigating the complexities of stepfamily life? Join us to explore these and other important topics. 

Cost of Materials: book optional

Get Your Life Back (Men)
August 16–September 27
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

Men, the pressures of life, family, and work often leave us worn out and empty. Something’s got to change. But how do we make room for change amidst the demands? In this small group, you will learn five easy-to-use practices to help you refocus on the important things as you regain greater peace in your soul.

Cost: $10 video study guide

The Deeper Journey (Adults)
August 10–May 31
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Are you hungry for a deeper walk with God? Join Pastor Ken Jones for the better part of a year in a small group community where you can learn, share, and belong. This group will focus on your freedom and identity in Christ, relational skills, spiritual health and maturity, walking by the Spirit, and creating connection in a way that cultivates a deeper walk with God.

Cost: $25 book

Heart Group (Women)
August 11–September 28
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Although post-abortion trauma (PAS) is largely ignored by society, we as a Christian community recognize that abortion deeply wounds the body, soul and spirit. As with any deep wound, our souls need the healing care that only our heavenly Father can provide. HEART is a small group experience that provides women post-abortion with the support to begin the healing journey.

Cost of manual: $15

The Journey Begins (Adults)
August 12-October 7
Option 1: Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30am
Option 2: Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm

You know that baggage, that inner unexamined stuff, you’ve been dragging around? Maybe it’s time to look at it, sort it out, set it down, and move forward better healed and freer. This small group experience will help you examine your personal story. You will discover recurring themes and patterns of relating to God and others that have roots in your past wounds and have contributed to your present areas of struggle.

Cost: $30 manual

LATER THIS FALL . . .

Insight Into Dementia (Adults)
October 24–November 14
Sundays 9:05-10:25am

Wondering if someone you love or care for is exhibiting signs of dementia? Just want to be better informed on the topic? This short course will provide you with basic information and provide a place to ask questions and connect with others.

Cost: None

GETTING MARRIED IN 2022

Ministers and churches are increasingly requiring pre-marital counseling as part of the marriage and/or building-use policies. We can help you fulfill that requirement. Completing your pre-marital counseling is one thing you can do months in advance.

Getting married in 2022? Start your marriage right by identifying your strengths and growth areas as a couple. Explore important marriage topics such as communication, conflict resolution, finances, sexual expectations, and more. Each partner is required to complete an online assessment and meet with trained marriage mentors to discuss the results. Individual sessions and group meetings are available.

For information on scheduling, pricing, and options for individual pre-marital counseling sessions, email Mary Kay Jones.

Cost of online assessment: $35/couple
Cost of group manuals: $10/couple

Contact Mary Kay Jones at

 

Connect With Us

Ken Jones, Soul Care Pastor

317.881.6727 Ext. 222

Connect With Us

Mary Kay Jones, Soul Care Ministry Associate & Administrative Assistant

317.881.6727 Ext. 235