In the first church the apostles appointed a group of people to administer practical care to the growing church (Acts 6:1-7). They called these people “deacons.” Deacon is Greek for servant or minister. And so, we are all deacons when we care for our neighbor. We also have a team of three Deacons that lead our care ministry and that help disperse funds to those in need. Deacons also provide oversight to our Helping Hands team. Helping Hands are a group of people who reach out to those in our body that are in need with things like meals, hospital visits, rides to church or Dr appointments, handyman help, meeting one-on-one with those going through a difficult time, etc. If you’d like to join the team of Helping Hands, or if you are in need of practical care, contact Frances Forgione.
This team prays for people at our weekend services. They meet monthly for training and prayer for our body. If you’re interested in this ministry, please contact Kathleen Kegel.
The prophetic prayer team consists of members who exercise some of the prophetic gifts outlined in the New Testament. Members of this team have been invited and approved by our pastoral staff as those who exercise these gifts with humility and integrity. If you would like to schedule a time to receive this type of prayer, we encourage you to do so by contacting Kristin Michas.
Under the leadership of Frances Forgione, pastoral counseling, donation-based counseling, and outside referrals and resources are available to support you through difficult times or when feeling stuck (for individuals, couples or families). Frances, our Pastor of Congregational Care, is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Addictions Counselor, and Certified in EMDR.
Groups and Classes
Various support groups and growth classes for individuals and couples are offered throughout the year. Refer to the Snews or contact Frances to learn of current offerings.
If you are in need of Pastoral Care, would like more information, or would like to be involved as a volunteer, please contact Frances Forgione at (720) 675-7271 or by email.