Glenkirk’s Lay Counseling Ministry provides trained Christian helpers for people who desire paraprofessional level counseling.
We seek to serve people at Glenkirk Church and in our community who have special needs in times of conflict or crisis.

Our counselors receive training and clinical skills based on a Christian framework. Licensed mental health professionals train and supervise our counselors to help with personal, family, marital, and relational needs as well as many other counseling areas.

There is no charge for the counseling since it is made possible by the people of Glenkirk Church through our annual budget.

All counseling is done on the premises of Glenkirk Church. The person desiring the counseling may call the church office at 626-914-4833 or CLICK HERE to email us about Lay Counseling.

Professional level psychopathologies (psychosis, schizophrenia, etc.) or needs requiring medical intervention or in-depth psychological testing will be referred, as soon as recognized, to appropriate agencies or professionals.



Tuesdays, February 4 – April 28 | 7:00-8:30pm | Room 508 (the Gathering Place)

GriefShare is a 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 experience alone. The group is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You may join anytime. We will be meeting February 4 – April 28.  There is a fee of $20.00 per person

For questions, please CLICK HERE to email Paty.



We seek to meet the physical, emotional, and mental needs of people as a way of sharing Christ’s love. If you or someone you know is in need, CLICK HERE to contact us.



Mondays    7:30pm | Room 22

Tuesdays   8:00pm | Room 22

Fridays       8:00pm | Room 22


Thursdays  8:00pm | Room 22

Al-Anon for Women | Thursdays 6:30pm Room 14

LASSA | Third Saturday of the Month 7:00pm Room 21

Living Stones (Family & friends of gay individuals) | Thursdays 7:00pm Room 14

Ray of Sonshine (Chronic Pain, Illness) | Email us

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) |  Fridays 7:00pm Room 21



Premarital and Marital Counseling

Many of Glenkirk’s Lay Counselors are specifically trained to do premarital and marital counseling using Life Innovation’s Prepare and Enrich assessment. This assessment is done online and provides information on strengths and possible growth areas for couples. Feedback from a counselor is done over a 6-8 week period meeting once a week. There is a $35 charge to take the assessment.

An interviewer will assess the person’s need through a short intake interview and will contact the best available counselor to work with the situation. The counselor will then contact the person and arrange a time to begin the counseling process. Should it be determined that the person’s need is beyond the level of expertise of the Lay Counseling Ministry, an appropriate referral will be made.

Counseling is done on the premises of Glenkirk Church.

The person desiring the counseling may call the church office at (626) 914-4833 or CLICK HERE to email our Prepare & Enrich Counseling Team.