Equipping Churches to Care Well
Our tools, training, and other resources provide the framework, fundamentals, and flexibility that church leaders need to:
- Advance a discipling model of care
- Boost overall participation in caring ministry
- Overcome the awkwardness that is often associated with caring
- Equip deacons, elders, group leaders, care team members, and others to care with genuine compassion and a clear sense of purpose
- Establish a standard of care that aligns with the mission of the church
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
Knowing how easy it can be to be distracted by lessor things, we share this video as an important reminder to all.
Statement of Faith
Though our doctrines may differ, what unites us is stronger that 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).
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.