- Would you like to start a caring ministry or establish a care team?
- Do you wish your deacons/elders were more engaged and enthusiastic about caring?
- Are you searching for biblically-based care ministry training to equip leaders, care team members, and others to care well?
- Would you like to shift to a church culture that is more about loving people and less about offering programs?
- Do you envision something more but aren't sure what it may be or where to start?
We help churches care well, really well!
We provide the biblical framework, tools, training, and support that churches need to engage and equip people to love and care for one another in ways that advance the mission of the church and make a Kingdom difference. It's time to give care a fresh look!
We help churches:
- Align caring ministry efforts and expressions of care with Scripture
- Focus their efforts and identify training needs
- Establish a standard of care consistent with the mission of the church
- Equip people to care in ways that foster genuine relationships and spiritual growth
- Overcome the awkwardness frequently associated with caring
- Develop the structure and process to help ensure people don't fall through the cracks
- Provide care in ways that make a lasting difference
TESTIMONIAL: For years we 'assumed' we were doing a good job of caring for people. Your ministry has opened our eyes and exposed us to a whole new world. Realizing the biblical-basis and the core principles of caring ministry changes everything. Your training guides and other resources are excellent!
Christian caring is NOT intuitive!
Despite good intentions, Christians regularly do and say things that are inept and which come across as insensitive.
For example, the natural human tendency is to:
- Concentrate on people’s problems and struggles
- Associate caring with tasks, programs, and pastor visits
- Focus on 'good deed' (aka, practical and social support)
- Ask questions to satisfy our curiosity, share platitudes, give unsolicited advice, and attempt to ‘fix it’ or ‘make it better’
Scripture teaches otherwise. We know from the Bible:
- Caring focuses on people - their heart and soul
- Caring is about ‘loving people’ and ‘growing in unity and maturity’
- Caring emphasizes emotional support and spiritual encouragement
- It is caring to express sympathy, listen, share an encouraging Word, and pray with and for people
CAUTION: The combination of good intentions and ‘good' people don't inevitably equate to loving and caring for people as Jesus commands. In other words, without a clear sense of purpose and solid biblically-based training, expressions of care are naturally secular and void of spiritual support and encouragement.
TESTIMONIAL: Your resources are spot on!
TESTIMONIAL: Having personally suffered a significant loss, I could write a book on all things people do and say that are more hurtful than helpful! Caring is about loving one another, not simply following lists of things "to do" and what not to say. Whether a pastor, church leader, or member of a congregation, EVERY Christian really needs to know and understand the biblical teachings and embrace the core biblical principles included in your Caring Fundamentals training series!
If we love, we care! It's the heartbeat of the Christian faith.
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TESTIMONIAL: "Though busy, we were wandering aimlessly and spread way too thin. You provided the structure and support we so desperately needed, and your resources stimulated many long overdue conversations. You helped us become realistic and focused. Thanks to your training and coaching, our caring ministry is enjoying a new level of energy and greater substance."
"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us" (1 John 4:11-12).
Care may be the ultimate discipling opportunity!
Knowing that it's easier to trust God in the calm than in the midst of the storm, it's no wonder the impact of ministry is often greatest when people are facing trials of many kinds. It's at these times when people naturally cry out to God, examine our lives, question our beliefs, and are open and eager to experience the love of Christ.
Throughout the Bible are parables and passages that reveal core principles and important lessons about what loving and caring for people entails and requires. Don't waste precious time and resources diverting staff and trying to reinvent the wheel. We provide the resources you and your church need so you can focus on: "Equipping his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-13).