Biblical Lay Counseling



People’s lives being renewed into wholeness in Christ


Renewing lives through the power of God’s word

ROMANS 12:2 

“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Renewed Ministries is a Biblical lay counseling ministry to help those who find themselves dealing with difficult issues in their lives.  As we learn to apply God’s word in our lives, we can walk in freedom and power through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.


We offer counseling in areas of:

  • Marriage and relationship issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger
  • Family
  • Addiction
  • Trauma/Crisis
  • Inaccurate self-image
  • Depression
  • Forgiveness


Pastor Mark Stevens

Mark, along with his wife Kerstin and sons Titus and Seth are a tremendous blessing to church family. Mark is serving as our lead Teaching Pastor and loves spending time with people especially his family. Mark relaxes by being outdoors fishing and hunting.

Personal Testimony: 
"In college I was running after the world and as this world was falling apart, I began to understand the grace that is found in a relationship with Jesus.  In February 1994, I finally surrendered and Jesus took my broken life and gave me a new life, the abundant life that stretches into eternity."

Sheri Merchen

Sheri has lived with her husband in Gillette for over 15 years.  Her and her husband love spending time with their children and especially their grandchildren.  They love to travel, golf, and enjoy just spending time with friends and family.  Sheri has been in counseling for 6 years with several different ministries.  She received her lay biblical counseling training from Christian Life Ministries and The Biblical Counseling Center of Illinois. She was also in charge of the counseling ministry for the Women’s Resource Center in Gillette and started a Pregnancy Loss Support ministry for women.

Personal Testimony:

"I was raised in a wonderful Christian home and grew up in the church.  I love the church!! I accepted Christ as my Savior at a very young age.  Even though I grew up in the church, I never fully realized God’s grace and the renewing power of His word until I was much older.  Now my confidence is not in myself and my works, but in Jesus and his redeeming work on the cross.  In Him, I am secure, loved and have been transferred from death into abundant life. May Jesus Christ be Praised!!"


Cost of Counseling

As a ministry, we operate on different financial principles than a business.  Our priority is to help people to effectively work through the problems for which they are seeking. We do not want finances to be an obstacle to anyone seeking help. For this reason, Renewed Ministries does not charge a set fee.  There is however cost involved in maintaining this ministry.  We will encourage you to prayerfully consider how much you would like to contribute to the ministry on a session by session.



Living Rock offers GriefShare as another part of our counseling ministry.  GriefShare ministers to those who are dealing with grief from a death of a family member or friend.  GriefShare is a 13-week support group that is video based.  GriefShare allows us to be able to walk beside you in your difficult journey from mourning to joy.  Groups are held in the Spring and Fall.


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