Care

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Goals of Care Ministry
 
To enhance the realisation of our mission in general
  • by stimulating members of the congregation to be compassionate servants according to the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, encouraging them to take an active part in the ministry of Care and to support the ministry with generous giving and prayer,
  • by planning and organising specific Care projects and programs (inside and outside the church),
  • by ministering by means of prayer, counsel and assistance,
  • by conferring and co-operating with diaconates of neighbouring Christian Reformed Churches when necessary,
  • by seeking mutual understanding with other agencies caring for the needy, so that gifts may be properly distributed
Specific Tasks of the Deacon
  • Preparing for Lord's Supper (see WSW Roster / Teams)
  • Responsible for Love Offerings during Worship Services (see WSW Roster / Teams)
  • Responsible for Care Ministry projects, in cooperation with Care Ministry Team
  • Responsible for Management of Food Cards and Financial Aid, in cooperation with responsible Minister and Elder
Care Ministry Projects
  • Project "Caring Community" 
This project is aimed at stimulating members of the congregation to be compassionate servants according to the example of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  • encouraging them to take an active part in the ministry of Care, and to support the ministry with generous giving and prayer, 
  • planning and organising specific Care projects and programs (inside and outside the church),
  • ministering by means of prayer, counsel & assistance.
  • Project "Care, Counsel & Assistance"
This project is aimed at
  • identifying families in our congregation and community experiencing extreme distress (eg. unnatural death, deadly disease, disaster, serious accident, murder, suicide, abduction, missing family member, etc), 
  • and reaching out to them by means of caring, counselling and assistance. 
  • 'Caring' and 'assistance' could include intercession, meals, food cards, caring communication (via mobile texts, phone calls, personal visits, letters, emails), professional advice / service as needed, etc.
  • 'Counsel' could include inviting them to fill out a Lifestyle Questionnaire (see www.goodnewscounselling.com) or to relevant Good News Counselling.com seminars, or referring them to our Good News Counsellling.com clinic for personal, couples or family counselling.

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