Our pastoral staff offers compassionate Christ-centered, Bible-based guidance to individuals and families as well as to engaged couples preparing for marriage. They are committed to providing help and healing. Any one of our pastors would be happy to meet with you, share your concerns, and offer counsel based upon experience, prayer and scriptural discernment.
Pre-marriage counseling is required for all couples planning to be married at Ridgewood Church. It is conducted over a period of several months prior to your wedding. Once you have determined the pastor who will be performing your marriage ceremony, he or she will work with you to arrange a counseling schedule that will accommodate your needs. During pre-marital counseling a variety of assessment tools are used to determine the areas of strength in your relationship as well as those areas where growth, change or compromise may be required. Areas addressed will include hopes and dreams, family of origin, communication, intimacy, conflict resolution, and establishing a home based upon faith.
At times the ministry staff may recommend that you seek the help of a professional licensed counselor. We have a number of resources available and will be happy to refer you to competent Christian psychologists, marriage counselors or licensed social workers.
Do you sometimes find yourself wondering, where is God at work in my life? Is God really listening? How is God calling me to live? Where is God in my pain? Many Christians seek answers to these and many other questions in partnership with a spiritual director. A spiritual director is a trained listener who utilizes spiritual intuition, prayer, and searching Scripture to sense the movement of the Spirit in your life. A spiritual director often asks questions that will require you to reflect and “go deep”, while inviting you to see where God is present and working in your life. Debbie Luedtke is a certified spiritual director. She welcomes you to call (952) 474-1045 or email her to find out more about spiritual direction, and schedule an appointment.