Addiction, depression, anxiety, divorce, sexual sin, don't have to face struggle and heartache alone. Find caring, Christ-centered counseling and support as you experience life's challenges. 

Resources for Support & Growth 


At Christ The Rock Community Church we offer both individual and group counseling services with a spiritual emphasis. Our counselors include pastors and lay counselors who receive in-depth training in the counseling area, but are not professional counselors with degrees. We understand that when seeking counseling, the first step of admitting to yourself that you are struggling and making the phone call can be difficult. However, you can be assured that any information you share and even the fact that you called to inquire about the counseling services here at Christ The Rock Community Church will be held in strict confidentiality.

One-on-One Counseling

  • Step 1: Call the Church Office - Let the receptionist know you would like to speak to someone about receiving counseling. You will either be connected with our director of counseling, or be asked to leave your name and phone number on voice mail. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. All messages left on voice mail are confidential. During the initial phone conversation you will be asked what is occurring in your life right now. Your honest answer helps us assign the trained lay counselor best suited to help you.
  • Step 2: Appointment Scheduling & Intake Form - After the initial request, you will be contacted by the pastor or lay counselor assigned to you, to set up an appointment. You will then be asked to fill out an intake form, including some background information about you and your situation. This form is read only by the pastor of counseling and your assigned counselor and is kept at the church in a confidential file.

Please note that there may be a delay in the assignment of a counselor based on availability. We may suggest an appropriate Class or Growth Group in the interim, or refer you to a local counselor, agency or intervention program.

Food Pantry | Food request Fridays, pickup Tuesdays

Anyone in need of food is invited to pre-register for pick-up by contacting and leaving a message at the Christ The Rock office at 920.730.8383, ext. 416. Please leave your name, phone number and the best time to reach you. Our volunteers will return your call from a blocked phone number, so please be available to take their call at the times you have specified in your message. Food pick-ups are scheduled at Christ The Rock on Tuesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 am or 5:30 - 6:30 pm. For more details and answers to frequently asked questions, please read the guidelines.

Food Pantry Guidelines

  • All food pantry requests must be received by 5:00 pm Friday in order to be included in the coming Tuesday's pick up.
  • Any calls received after this time will be added to the following Tuesday request list.
  • A phone interview will be completed by one of our volunteers, when your phone call is returned. During that phone interview we will ask basic household information. We will also set up your pick up time.
  • Food Pantry pick up occurs each Tuesday 8:30 am – 9:30 am or 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the West entrance of the church campus. We ask that you do not arrive before the start time and also arrive before our end time.
  • We are here to help you in your season of need, but after a period of continual use, we may require you to attend a Leaven financial interview. Christ the Rock partners with Leaven in assisting you to find the best solutions in your times of need.
  • Only the person or persons making the request will be allowed to pick up on pantry day.
  • Christ the Rock does not deliver, so please make arrangements for transportation.
  • Christ the Rock food pantry exists on donations of food, money and volunteer time. Choices of food will vary depending upon donations that have been received; quantity will vary depending on the household size.
  • Some of our donated food may be outdated. Before using any food check all liquids and semi-liquids along with washing fruits and vegetables. Remember – you are taking food freely at your risk and CTR cannot be held responsible.
  • Christ the Rock Food Pantry is available as a supplement to your food budget. We cannot supply all the food needs of your household. If you feel your need to be a long-term situation, we have many wonderful resources we can help put in contact with.

Attention Food Donors: Please drop non-perishable food items off on the racks when you enter Christ The Rock through the main entrance. Our current needs are: cereal, bread, canned vegetables, canned fruits, and canned meats.

Prayer and Praise
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Other Prayer Resources

The National Day of Prayer - The mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.

Books on Prayer

  • Praying Like Paul by Jonathan Graf
  • Praying God's Word Day by Day by Beth Moore
  • Giving Ourselves to Prayer by Dan R. Crawford
  • Get Off Your Knees and Pray! by Sheila Walsh
  • Prayer that Changes Everything by Stormie Omartian
  • Experiencing Prayer with Jesus by Henry & Norman Blackaby
  • PAPA Prayer by Larry Crabb
  • The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Beyond Regrets | Growth group for pain/regret over abortion

Through the study of God and His Word, women will be led to the forgiveness, healing and freedom found in Christ using the study guide "Forgiven and Set Free," by Linda Cochrane.

  • Cost: $25 (includes workbook)
  • More Information: Email Deb Van Thiel or call 920.730.8383
Celebrate Recovery | Growth group for addiction recovery

Whether you struggle from alcohol abuse, drug addictions, food addiction or pornography, you'll find hope and encouragement to overcome. Although our problems may be different, the solution is the same.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that opens with worship, followed by either a teaching or a testimony, then breaks into gender and problem-specific small groups. All participants are then invited to Rock Cafe for fellowship and coffee.

Anyone ready to start a new life should attend! Men, women, addicted people, family members, the guilty, the sad, compulsive and anyone in need of recovery. Whether you attend this church, another church or no church at all, you are welcome to come to this free program.

  • Dates and Times: Fridays 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Cost: None
  • Facilitator: Bryan Jens: 920-740-0026
  • More Information: Contact the church office at 920-730-8383 ext. 345
DivorceCare | Drop-In Growth group for divorce support

DivorceCare is a place where you can be with people who understand what you are feeling. Meet with others who understand what you’re going through as you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Each session is “self-contained” so you may start attending at any time. The leadership team consists of people who understand how you feel and have a real concern for you. Find help at DivorceCare.

Freedom Fighters for Men & Women | Sexual sin recovery groups

If you are tired of the cycle of trying and failing to live a pure life, regardless of your specific sexual struggles, this intense group administers the hope and freedom God offers from the enslavement of sin. Are you ready to join with Him in that offer? Members must be pre-screened prior to attending this weekly, confidential growth group.

  • Dates and Times: Men's Groups - Tuesdays - 7:00 - 8:30 pm; Thursdays - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm; Women's Group - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month - 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Cost: $30
  • Facilitators: Men's Groups - Tuesday Group - Joe Pullen; Thursday Group - Peter Leschke; Women's Group - Alisha Tennessen
  • More Information: Men's Groups - Tuesday Group - Joe Pullen, ext. 315; Thursday Group - Peter Leschke, ext. 328; Women's Group - 1st/3rd Thursday - Alisha
  • Other Locations: Faith Church in Manitowoc | Wednesdays - 6:00 - 7:30 pm | More info: 920.684.7208,
Facing Heartbreak for Women | Support for women affected by sexual sin

This growth group is for women whose lives have been affected by sexual sin of a spouse or fiancé. Whether dealing with pornography or infidelity, this is a safe place where we will walk with you through the pain; taking steps to heal and grow.

  • Dates and Times: 1st and 3rd Thursday; 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $30 (includes workbook)
  • Facilitator: Elizabeth Jacobson
  • More Information: Contact Elizabeth at 920.850.9093 or Rebecca at 920-470-9932
GriefShare - LOSS OF A SPOUSE | Support group for those affected by grief

This is one week session is for anyone who would like special grief care as you grieve the loss of a spouse. This is a good class no matter how much time has passed since your loss.

  • Dates and Times: Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $10 (includes workbook)
  • More Information: Contact Deb Van Thiel, ext. 345
Register Here
GriefShare - | Support group for those affected by grief

Enter a warm, caring environment that will help you on your journey through grief. This is a 13-week drop in support group that meets weekly.

  • Dates and Times: Thursdays, Beginning February 28, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $20 (includes workbook)
  • More Information: Contact Deb Van Thiel, ext. 345
Register Here
Journey Groups | Growth group for those affected by pain/abuse

You carry a story—filled with loss and beauty, betrayal and connection, shame and confusion. We believe that story is impacting your present life and your hope for the future. Open your soul to a deeper understanding of your past, greater freedom in your present, and growing connection with the Author of your story as you move forward. Journey Groups provide a safe place where stories of pain and abuse can be spoken, heard and redeemed. 10-week commitment required. Upon successful completion of The Journey Begins, you will be invited to register for The Journey Continues (10 weeks).

Class Format

Separate groups for men and women. This class is actually small group work - 2 leaders and up to 6 group members - so your commitment to consistent 10-week attendance is imperative. 1 - 2 hours of homework outside of class each week. Please carefully consider the commitment before applying.

Enrollment Restrictions

Class size is limited. Enrollment is not guaranteed until receipt of payment and The Journey Begins Application (by enrollment deadline) followed by review of your application and a phone call from the ministry leader.

Next class starts September 2019

  • Dates and Times: Journey Begins: Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 2019; 5:30-8:00 pm (Men's & Women's groups); Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13, 2019; 9:00-11:30 am (Women Only). Journey Continues: January - March 2020 (Two 10-week semesters are recommended. Prerequisitie: successful completion of Journey Begins within the past year )
  • Cost: $50 per semester
  • Registration Deadline: August 23, 2019
  • More Information: Contact the Journey Group Ministry


Lighten the Load | Anxiety/Depression Class

Separate groups for men and women. Find hope and support in the midst of your struggle with depression or anxiety. This small group is limited. Please register early to ensure space is available.

  • Dates and Times: Sundays, Mar. 3 - May 5, 2019 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
  • Cost: $20
  • More Information: Call 920.730.8383, ext. 345
Register Here
Scholarships for Classes

If you need financial assistance for any of our healing groups and classes we may be able to help.