Church Family Care Ministry

Caring for Gods People

Knowing and Caring

It’s often been said that people don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care. That’s especially true for Christ Community Church as we meet on a seminary campus in an academic environment. As the Apostle Paul said, “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (1 Corinthians 8:1). As such, we seek to activate our hearts and hands as well as our heads.

The Heart and Hands of Jesus

Christ Community Church wants to love God, serve people, and inspire hope. To do this well, we seek to care for people and their needs. We don’t expect the pastor to do it all on his own. In fact, it’s his job is to equip the congregation to do this (Ephesians 4:11). Together we aim to be a church family that takes care of each other by extending the head, heart, and hands of Jesus as we’re able through:

•  Lay Hospital Teams for Sick Visits and Aftercare

•  Segmented Care Teams for Encouragement, Listening, Comfort, and Prayer

•  Help Teams for Meals, Transportation, and Home Emergencies

•  Away Teams for Homebound Members and Those in Care Facilities

•  Prayer Chain Activation to Alert the Church Family of Pressing Needs

•  Referrals and Contacts with Professionals as Needed

Staying Connected

The key is for all of us to make an effort at staying in communication and sharing our needs. You matter! “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12).

Steve Wickham writes, “Earning our place at the bedside is appreciating that we step on holy ground. God is, in fact, present, by the very nature of his eternality. We imagine hearts as antique shops with precious items everywhere. If we make one careless move, we push a delicately poised fine porcelain piece to the floor where it will smash. But caution does not mean fear, for in fear there is no abiding peace, and it is Christ’s incarnational peace that we must carry into such sacred space….The less we say, the more God can say.”

For more theological reflections on reaching out to others with the love of Christ, check out the blog post by Pastor Tim on This New Life called, “The Man at the Well.”


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