Care & Counseling

How can we care for you?

It is one of our highest honors to care for those who have locked arms with us as church members and for those who consider Sojourn Midtown their home. We want to walk alongside you through the joys and hardships of life. We believe God is the God of all comfort who cares for us through our relationship with Jesus Christ, by God’s Spirit, with God’s people, and according to God’s Word. Below are the various ways that we can care for you at Sojourn Midtown.

Ways You Can Receive Care

Join our group ministry and find your place in God's story Restore

Share your life and your needs with us Counseling

Prepare for your new life together Premarital Care & Weddings

Allow us to be present in a season of loss Funerals

Get care for people who are homebound or in the hospital Pastoral Visits

Is Care & Counseling for Me?

There are many opportunities at Sojourn Midtown where you can grow in your relationship with Christ, but we also recognize that there are times when we may need help in a more specific way.

Our Restore groups are geared toward accountability and comradery in our spiritual growth and will help you to understand the good news and how your story intersects with God's story. We also understand it may be necessary and more helpful for you to receive help from a pastor or care leader instead.  We're eager to help you find the support you need.

Counseling Overview

Any person or couple who are members, members-in-process, or those who are not members of any church can receive counseling free of charge. We do not offer counseling if you are a member of another church; we believe you should ask ministry leaders in your own community to journey with you.

To request counseling, please fill out our Care Request Form which includes completing the Sojourn Gospel Care Expectations and Consent Form.

Q&As about Care

  1. First, share with your Community Group leader. We encourage you to invite other trusted group members to journey with you. You will be surprised to learn that when you share your struggles, others will be able to comfort you in the same way in which they have been comforted by God and others.
  2. If your CG leaders are not able to help, they are instructed, with your permission, to ask for help from their leaders. At this point, a leader may get directly involved in offering counseling or may guide the CG leader through a care process.
  3. If additional help is needed, then the leader will ask you to apply for care and download and read the Informed Consent Form, then sign the last page of the form and bring it the first time you gather for counseling.
  4. Once you have applied, we will begin processing your request and will follow up with you as soon as possible. In the meantime, we ask that you prayerfully consider identifying a person/couple from within your Sojourn community to journey with you as you receive counseling.

As we have cared for people in community over the years, God has shown us several beautiful benefits of such an approach:

  1. There will be others who will journey alongside you to encourage and pray for you—not just when you gather for counseling but all throughout the week. As a result, you will develop a deeper understanding of God’s church and the beauty of community.
  2. Those who come with you will experience God’s redeeming work in the lives of everyone gathered.
  3. Everyone gathered for counseling will learn and grow in caring for one another with the gospel.
  4. The duration of formal counseling time will be shortened as you and those you bring from community grow in seeing how Jesus offers help and hope for your situation. This is not to say that you will no longer struggle, but you will reach a point where you as a community will know how to continue the journey together.
  1. We will work with you to get you into a Community Group near your neighborhood.
  2. Apply for care and download and read the Informed Consent Form (if it is decided that receiving counseling is the best form of care for you, we ask that you bring in a signed copy of the Informed Consent Form with you to your first session).
  3. We will review your application and connect you with a hand-selected Community Group where you will receive the immediate benefits of living life in gospel community.
  4. Once you plug into the CG, you will be asked to connect with the assigned ministry leader to help you with your particular life struggle. You will also be encouraged to bring someone with you from your Sojourn community.

Yes, we encourage you to do so! Many times, we just need someone to listen to a pressing burden and pray with us. If it is determined you still need to request counseling, then we ask you to take the next steps described above.

Care Staff

Drew Morgan

Pastor of Care

Andy Cook

Nick Langford

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About Us

Sojourn Midtown is a part of the Sojourn family of churches. Our mission is to reach people with the gospel, build them up as the church, and send them into the world.

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Sojourn Midtown  1207 S Shelby St Louisville, KY 40203 · · 502 882 7780