Counseling and Care - About Us - NCC
NCC is here to be a safe place for you as you walk through life’s challenges. If you are in need of support and encouragement, let us know!

Memory Keepers

The “Memory Keepers” is a care group for caregivers of dementia patients. This group is designed to provide a safe, judgement-free, confidential atmosphere of sharing for those who are caring for a family member suffering from dementia. It doesn’t matter if your family member resides in your home with you, or in a care facility. 

It is open to the community, however, it is not led by medical professionals. It is in the style of a small study group and we use the Bible for our source of strength.

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, from 10AM – 11:30AM at the Newberg campus in room 204 (the main building).

For more information or to register, email

Grief Share Ministry - Help with carrying the burdens of grief when losing a loved one

You are not alone.

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.

Classes resume in early 2022.

For more information or to register, email

Funeral Support

If you have recently experienced a loss, we would like to support you during this time and help you create a meaningful memorial service to honor the life of your loved one. 

Contact us at or call the church office at 503-538-3104 for more information.


Spending time in a hospital or care home can be a difficult time for a patient, or for their family members.  If you or a family member would like a visit as you prepare for a hospital stay or are in recovery, please let us know.  We will be happy to talk with you, pray about your situation, and share words of encouragement.  

You can reach us at or (503) 538-3104.

Prayer Requests

God cares about every need and burden you have in your life, and He invites us to share our needs with Him through prayer.  

If you would like for us to be praying for you, click HERE to let us know.

Life Groups

At Northwest Christian Church, we believe in being a church community that is great at caring for one another.  The primary way that we care for each other is through the solid relationships that are built in Life Groups.  

To learn more about this ministry, click HERE.  

Stephen Ministry

There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties; God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone.  Our Stephen Ministers are members of the church who have received special training to provide confidential one-on-one emotional and spiritual care for people who are hurting.  Stephen Ministers often care for those experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.  

To learn if you might benefit from this ministry, contact Mary Ruff and Linda Tompkins at

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, click HERE for the application.

Pastoral Counseling

Our pastors are experienced in providing biblical counsel during difficult times.  One of our pastors will first meet with you to learn about your situation and needs, then they will work with you to create a care plan that addresses the difficulties you are facing.  

If you would like to arrange a visit with one of our pastoral team, email your request to: or call (503) 538-3104.

Professional Christian Counseling

If you or your family is need of professional Christian counseling, a member of our pastoral care team will be happy to meet with you and make a recommendation for a trusted Christian counselor in collaboration with the Christian Counseling Centers of Oregon and Washington.  To arrange an appointment, email your request to: or call (503) 538-3104.
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