Soul Care & Counselling

SOUL CARE & COUNSELLING at Living Hope Church

At Living Hope Church, we care for people in all areas of their lives.  The Soul Care ministry is here to support the growth and healing we all need in order to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ.  Our purpose is to establish and restore hope, honour, and dignity to people by meeting spiritual, physical, and emotional needs within the church and community.
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Biblical Counselling

Biblical Counselling is one-to-one conversations designed to re-orient our thinking along the truths of the Bible by exploring the habits and experiences that have shaped how we think and act.  It provides tools and strategies to help us have a mindset that keeps us focused on God and becoming more Christ-like.

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GriefShare is a place to find help after the death of a loved one.  This 13 week support group uses video teaching, group discussion and daily devotionals that will assist you in making the many adjustments that come with grieving.  By making a GriefShare support group a part of your grief journey, you will find comfort, answers and restored hope in the midst of your pain and loss.   For more information contact Betty Vandervecht at 905 877-1661 or Doug Kelley at 289 839-9948
Next session: Beginning October 19th, 2021.

Freedom Groups

We all have moments in our lives where we feel trapped in our choices, behaviours, and circumstances.  Freedom Groups are a way to help us look at our sins, sorrows, and struggles beyond behaviour and circumstance.  We get to the root level of what motivates us and learn to view all of life through the lenses of the gospel, in order to gain freedom in Jesus Christ.

Next session: Winter 2021

Equipped to Care

Equipped to Care is a training/study in the skills of caring for one another. It develops a biblical understanding of walking side by side to help one another with the burdens we carry. You will learn to apply biblical wisdom and knowledge to people’s life situations, listen to people’s hearts, and offer care, support, insight, and understanding. It is open to anyone interested in building skills of caring for other people.

Next Session starts: TBA


For any questions about the soul-care ministry at Living Hope Church:
phone: 416-251-2356

Brian Russell


Brian is a counsellor at Living Hope Church.  He is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Marriage and Family Therapist.  He carefully works with people to help them gain clarity on their life experiences and how those are shaping they choices they make.  

To book an appointment with Brian, you can reach him at