Restoring Hope

Counseling & Care Grounded in the Gospel

Every single person has gone through or will go through different challenges, times of grief, struggles and transitions in life. We are not meant to walk through these things alone. We, at Hope Community Church, care deeply about you and want to walk alongside you through the different seasons and experiences of life. One of the ways we do that is through our counseling/care ministry, Restoring Hope. This ministry offers resources and support grounded in the gospel. Through God’s power and practical steps, we want to help you see more of Jesus and find wholeness in him.

Common Concerns addressed by Restoring Hope include:

Abuse Issues
Anger
Anxiety
Communication Difficulties
Conflict Resolution
Depression
Fear
Grief
Homesickness
Infant Loss
Intimacy Issues
Lack of Motivation
Loss of a Child
Marriage Counseling
Mental Health Concerns
Miscarriage
Parenting Issues

Pornography
Postpartum Mental Health Struggles
Relationship Issues
Religious Trauma
Sexuality
Sexuality in Marriage
Spiritual Doubts
Spiritual Journey Issues
Trauma
Work Issues

Common Concerns addressed by Restoring Hope

Abuse Issues
Anger
Anxiety
Communication Difficulties
Conflict Resolution
Depression
Fear
Grief
Homesickness
Infant Loss
Intimacy Issues
Lack of Motivation
Loss of a Child
Marriage Counseling
Mental Health Concerns
Miscarriage
Parenting Issues
Pornography
Postpartum Mental Health Struggles
Relationship Issues
Religious Trauma
Sexuality
Sexuality in Marriage
Spiritual Doubts
Spiritual Journey Issues
Trauma
Work Issues

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

—Romans 15:13

Resources & Support

If you would like to learn more about Restoring Hope or any of the following resources, please contact us at restoringhope@hopecc.com.

Biblical Counseling

Often it is helpful to have someone outside of your situation/struggle listen & offer biblical truth. We have care counselors available to support you. Our care counselors are carefully selected and trained to provide care for the people of Hope Community.

Appointment Request

Men's Accountability

Weekly meeting of men joining together in accountability for sexual healing and freedom in Christ. This group provides a safe space to confess sin to, support, and encourage other men, and earnestly pray against temptation and towards repentance. 

This is not a substitute for gospel community or counseling, nor a behavior-modification program, it is a gospel-centered group purposed to continue in the fight for freedom by the Spirit.

This group meets every Friday morning from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.



Women's Accountability

A monthly meeting of women joining together in accountability for fighting sexual sin and finding freedom in Christ. This group provides a safe space to confess sin, turn away from sin in repentance, and encourage each other.

This is not a substitute for gospel community or counseling, nor a behavior-modification program, it is a gospel-centered group purposed to continue in the fight for freedom by the Spirit within community.

We meet once a month from 9-11am on Saturday, usually the first Saturday of the month.

Premarital Support

We offer a two-fold approach to preparing couples for marriage. This is required for couples being married by a Hope pastor and available to all couples at Hope.

Premarital Counseling

We offer counseling with a staff person or trained volunteer. This includes the Prepare Enrich assessment.

Premarital Counseling Request

Premarital/Newlywed Class

This is a six week class that covers topics like God’s view of marriage, creating your new family, communication, conflict, finances, spiritual oneness, sex, and affair-proofing your marriage. This is available for engaged & recently married couples.

Marriage Support
We offer ongoing encouragement and support to marriages through marriage mentoring pods, marriage counseling, and also hosting marriage enrichment events.

Marriage Pods

The purpose  of marriage pods is to encourage and challenge your marriage as you grow in your relationship with God and your spouse. This will be a monthly meeting (virtual as-needed) with a group that consists of a lead couple and 3 additional mentee couples. It’s an opportunity to grow your marriage as you talk about married life with others!

Marriage Pod Signup

Marriage Counseling

Throughout the course of marriage we experience periods of closeness and periods of difficulty with our spouse. Whether you are in a difficult period and would like counsel or you are in a close period and would like to preemptively have mentoring, we are here for you.

Please note: Restoring Hope is not a licensed counseling service. Additionally, if you are at risk of harming yourself or others, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. If you are experiencing a crisis, text “MN” 741741 (standard data and text rates apply) or call the crisis line in your county (Hennepin County: 1-612-596-1223).

Staff & Leadership

Carol Oawster

Carol Oawster

Director of Restoring Hope

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson

Restoring Hope Coordinator

Austin Sego

Austin Sego

AVL & Restoring Hope Assistant