Equipping Churches to Care Well
It's easy to get caught in a rut of doing things the accustomed way and seeing things from a familiar perspective. Our tools, training, and other resources provide the framework, fundamentals, and flexibility that church leaders need to:
- Embrace a discipling model of care
- Establish a standard of care that aligns with the mission of the church
- Boost overall participation
- Empower people to live out the Great Commandment
- Equip deacons, elders, group leaders, care team members, and others to care with genuine compassion and a clear sense of purpose
Care Partner Churches
We are privileged to partner with churches across the U.S. and Canada including Associated Gospel, Baptist, C&MA, Church of God, Congregational, Evangelical Free, Lutheran, Nazarene, Non-Denominational, Presbyterian, Reformed, United Methodist, Wesleyan, and more.
Philippians 4:4-20 is our guiding Scripture. These verses remind us:
- That our hope is in the Lord
- To be steadfast in our faith
- To be devoted to prayer
- That God is trustworthy
- To serve God and others
- The importance of community
- That churches respond differently
- To be deliberate about engaging others
- To practice Christian virtues
- To encourage and learn from one another
Statement of Faith
Though our doctrines may differ, what unites us is stronger than what divides us. Specific to caring, we believe:
- Christians are commanded to love God and love people. If we love, we care (Matt.22:36-40, Gal. 5:14, 1 Peter 4:8).
- As God’s beloved, we are called to be imitators of God and walk in love (Eph.5:1).
- Caring reveals our love for God and sets us apart as His disciples (John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:7-21).
- Caring encourages people to be steadfast in their faith and to earnestly seek and trust God (Rom.5:1-5, 10:17, Phil.4:8-9, James 1:2-8, 4:8, 1 Pet.5:7).
- Caring recognizes that true hope comes from receiving and believing (Rom.5:2, 15:13, Heb.11:1).
- Central to care are enjoying Jesus, praying, sharing God’s Word, and giving thanks (Luke 10:38-42, Acts 6:2&4, Phil.4:4-7, 1 Thes.5:11, 16-18).