Care and Support at DCC
It is important to us that each individual member in the DCC family is supported and cared for in various seasons of life. We work to foster a culture of discipleship where mutually encouraging relationships are built into daily and weekly rhythms of our life together (Gal. 6:2). Our hope is that everyone at DCC is involved in meaningful, honest relationships and walking in humble service to one another.
Care ministry at DCC is meant to serve those in the church who desire more in-depth pastoral counseling and support. In a fallen world, we all struggle under the weight of sin and its effects, and we all have seasons that are especially trying. Thankfully, God has not left us without help, and He has not left us alone! We would love to walk alongside you if you are experiencing a particularly difficult time.
Our approach to care is shaped by a Christ-centered view of human life as found in the Scriptures, which takes seriously the spiritual, physical, social, psychological, and developmental nature of our difficulties. We believe that people can be changed, built up, and restored as they come to understand their lives in light of the transforming gospel of Christ.
If you are interested in learning more about our foundations for biblical care, you can read more in our Guiding Theology for Biblical Care.
Our Care team consists of DCC pastors and members, both men and women, who have professional and biblical training in counseling. The team meets with those seeking guidance and support, and also works with individuals to determine the kind of care that would be most suitable to their situation and season of life.
Care Team Leadership
- Justin Keogh, Pastoral Oversight
- Ashley Garbelman, Care Coordinator
- Vanessa Lim, Abuse Care and Safeguarding Lead
DCC utilizes like-minded Christian resources to equip every level of our care ministry, including but not limited to:
- Courses from Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
- Resources from pastor and counselor Brad Hambrick
- Curriculum from Caring Well for the Sexually Abused
DCC partners with a local team of Christian counselors, and we maintain a list of other recommended counselors in the greater Seattle area.
If you are looking for a recommendation for a Christian counselor or resource in the area, you can reach out through the form below.
Cornerstone Communities are where on-the-ground care and discipleship happens throughout the week. We see our Cornerstone Communities as a place where sustained care and support takes place—before, during, and after any counseling process. We would love to get to know you in the context of our church community.
If you are desiring care, please fill out our confidential form by clicking the link below so we can get to know you a bit more and what brings you to us. Your responses will only be seen by members of our Care team. We will be in touch with you soon. We’re so glad you’re reaching out and look forward to talking more!