Counseling and Support Groups


Counseling

Biblical counseling is provided by the Pastor for Care Ministries and master’s level interns. It is available to individuals, couples and families. Marriage counseling is also available as part of the counseling ministry of Hershey Free Church.  Assistance is given in making referrals to professional Christian resources for longer term and more in-depth help. For more information, write to Craig Koskela or phone 717-533-2092, ext. 2028.

Premarital counseling is designed to prepare couples for the covenant bond of marriage. A pastor or trained lay couple will meet with the couple to guide them through the study of materials that address issues identified as having an impact on the marital relationship. All couples seeking to be married by a Hershey Free Church pastor must participate in this ministry. For more information, write to Craig Koskela or call 717-533-2092, ext. 2028.

DivorceCare

This group features a 13-week series of videos containing valuable information about working through separation and recovering from divorce. After viewing the video there is time to discuss it and share experiences with others in similar situations. We offer sessions in the fall and spring.

The fall session will meet in room 10 from 7 to 8:30 PM on Mondays beginning February 3. For more information, email Craig Koskela, call him at 717-533-2092, ext. 2028 or visit the DivorceCare website at www.divorcecare.org.

GriefShare

This grief recovery ministry is for men or women who have lost a loved one and would like to share issues and emotions with others experiencing grief. Each session includes a video, providing valuable teaching on topics related to death and grief, and small group discussion, allowing participants to talk through issues related to their own grief experiences. We offer sessions in the fall and spring.

We typically hold GriefShare sessions in the spring and fall. The spring session will meet in room 601 from 6 to 7:30 PM on Mondays beginning February 3. For more information, email Craig Koskela, call him at 717-533-2092, ext. 2028 or visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org.

Adoption/ Foster/ Safe Families Monthly Support Group

Scripture makes it clear that God cares about the plight of the orphan. Hershey Free offers a monthly support group for people who are providing care for those in need through adoption, foster care, or as part of Bethany Christian Services’ Safe Families ministry.

The group meets in room 401 at 6 PM on the second Tuesday of each month beginning January 14. For more information, email Craig Koskela or call him at 717-533-2092, ext. 2028.

Surrendering the Secret is a group offering women a place to find healing from the traumatic experience of abortion. This group will meet Thursdays beginning January 16, from 7 to 8:30 PM in Connecting Point. For more information, send a confidential email.

Domestic Abuse Support Group is for any woman who has experienced some form of domestic abuse, which could be sexual, emotional or physical in their home. We want to provide a safe place for women to share their stories and experience freedom and healing. The women leading the group have experienced healing from their domestic abuse and want to walk alongside others in that same journey. This group will meet Tuesdays beginning January 7 from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 10. For more information contact Deb Hinkel.

Mentoring and Shepherding is available to men struggling with pornography. God has been at work in the lives of men in our community. Send a confidential email to HersheyFree.P2@gmail.com to receive support in overcoming this problem.

Omar Zook
Omar Zook

Pastor for Care Ministries
717-533-4848
ozook@hersheyfree.com

Craig Koskela
Craig Koskela

Administrative Assistant for Adult and Care Ministries
717-533-4848
ckoskela@hersheyfree.com