Pastoral Care

10539658sAs part of God's family, caring for each other is vitally important and a real privilege.

The Bible says:

BibleIf one part suffers every part suffers with it, if one part is honoured every part rejoices with it. Now we are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it.
(1 Corinthians 12:26)

Pastoral care is an attitude of care for each other and is the responsibility of every church member.

The prime place where everyday pastoral care and encouragement takes place is in our Life Groups, which is one reason why we encourage everyone to join one. In these small groups we really get to know each other well and this enables us to provide mutual support and encouragement as we need it. For those who are not regularly part of a group or for more serious needs, a small team provide care and support when required.

Other ways in which we offer pastoral support are through:

  • Prayer Ministry
  • Confidential Prayer Chain
  • our Welcome team
  • Bereavement support
  • Practical help (e.g. meals in times of crisis etc.)
  • Visits to those in hospitals or housebound
  • Distribution of flowers and cards
  • Parenting courses
  • Marriage preparation courses
  • Mentoring
  • our Church Counsellor
  • Financial support

We want everyone in our church to feel they are an important part of the fellowship. Therefore if you feel sad, lonely, ill or have any difficulties you would like help with, please let us know, so that together we can seek the Lord's comfort and support as much as we are able.