We know that life can feel overwhelming at times and you may feel overwhelmed and not know what to do. Our pastors are available to help you take next steps. While we do not offer clinical counseling at Vale Church, our pastoral counselors are trained in helping you take next steps to grow in your faith and provide clarity from God’s Word on next steps. To schedule a meeting with one of our pastors, simply click the button below to fill out the form.
The following is a list of recommended professional Christian counseling organizations in the greater Bloomington/Normal area. We support the work that each of these organizations are doing to bring health, internal peace, and restoration to our communities. We would like to remind you that an effective counseling relationship is dependent upon your level of trust and ease of communication with your counselor.
Before contacting any counselor, we also advise you to check with your insurance provider to find out if they cover counseling or other mental healthcare services. Be sure to obtain the full details of what types of services are covered. Ask about which centers are in your company’s network, and whether your coverage changes at all if you see an out-of-network provider.
Click HERE for a list of certified counseling organizations.
If you are currently having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Center immediately at 1-800-273-8255 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. They have trained professionals that want to speak with you and offer support.
If you are a veteran who suffers from suicidal thoughts linked to your time in the military, please text “OpOrder” to 97000 or visit Thewarriorsjourney.org for additional resources.
We know that life can feel overwhelming sometimes and we find ourselves simply not knowing what to do. Allow us to help. As a church, we have both in-house and outside resources we’d love to provide to you during your time of need, whatever that may look like. Whether dealing with addiction, loss of a loved one, or other crises, we believe that we aren’t meant to go through this journey alone. If you would like to speak to a pastor about any of these things, simply click the button below to fill out the form.
If you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed with cancer, there are resources available to help.
There are online groups available for those who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as for the caregivers of diagnosed loved ones. They provide support with a community of people who are facing similar struggles.
Additionally, there is an organization that can connect you with survivors who are willing to support you and walk alongside you during treatment. https://www.cancare.org/
You are moving toward marriage and have made the commitment to each other. We have pre-marital counseling available through the church as well as married couples who are willing to answer questions and support you as you begin the steps to uniting two individuals into one couple. For more information simply click the button below to fill out the form.
Engaged and looking for pre-marriage counseling? Check out our marriage resources page.
If you have recently become a foster parent or you feel called to become a foster parent and are looking for some support in this role, we have church members who can help. We would love to connect you with church members and a local group who can help answer your questions and support you in this amazing calling that God has for your life. For more information simply click the button below to fill out the form.
When illness or injury strikes, we are impacted emotionally and spiritually. If you or someone you know, is hospitalized or has been placed in hospice care, our pastors and visitation team are available to visit with you and your loved ones for prayer and encouragement. To request visitation or more information simply click the button below to fill out the form.
Understanding budgets and other financial matters can be difficult for single people as well as for married couples. The church offers opportunities twice a year to attend Financial Peace courses. We can also connect you with members of the church who are trained through Illinois State University and can assist you with understanding your finances and helping you make a budget and implement a plan to take control of your financial matters. For more information simply click the button below to fill out the form.
PRAYER & SUPPORT AT VALE:
Each week, Vale pastors and staff pray for your requests and needs. We’d love to pray for you and celebrate your praise reports! Prayer is a vital part of our walk with God. Vale Church believes in the power of prayer and our dedicated, confidential Prayer Team wants to lift your requests to God throughout the week. Simply click the button below to submit your request today.
Life can be tough, especially when you are struggling financially or emotionally. We’d love to help and walk alongside you – no matter the need. Our benevolence fund exists to help out Church families who are struggling. To apply for support from the church, simply click the button below to fill out a form and we will be in touch.
Additionally, there are many resources right here in Bloomington/Normal available to those in need. Check out this list of organizations that may be able to help you!