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."

Mike Shober


Mike has lived in Campbell County for many years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of South Dakota.  Over the past few years, he received lay biblical counseling training from Christian Life Ministries, American Association of Christian Counselors, and Peacemaker Ministries. Mike enjoys seeing the healing power of Jesus in the lives of men, women, married couples and children through biblical counseling. He and his wife, Barb, have raised six children, along with many bees, cats, dogs, a multitude of chickens, Boer goats and Irish Dexter cows on their “micro-farm”. Mike has been counseling for several years at Living Rock Church. 

Personal Testimony:

I received Christ at a young age, however had a one-on-one encounter with Christ as an older teenager. I spent several years with Youth With a Mission in Europe sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  By grace we are saved through Jesus Christ! Relationship to the Father has been restored and with the power of the Holy Spirit we can live this life to the fullest through Him.

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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