mem-sec-caringAt the heart of the community of faith is the caring spirit – the way that people of faith lift each other up in prayer, and care for one another in the name of Jesus Christ.

At Faith Church, we believe this as an important role of the church in the lives of its members; and while the Pastor provides pastoral care and leadership for the entire community, we know that we have all been called to this great task.

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, referred to, “The Ministry of All Believers,” believing that since we are all members of the body of Christ – we are called to love and care for one another, and share in the gift and responsibility of ministry to others and the world.

It’s with this in mind that we provide several different ways for you to become involved in what we call, “Caring Ministries.” Below you will find several ways to be a part of a caring community, and share in ministry with others at Faith Church.

 

The Prayer Wall

If you have something to offer up for prayer, check out our Prayer Wall. You can select to send it only to the Pastor, or have it go to the Prayer Team (below), and we will cherish the opportunity to be in prayer with you. 

Prayer Wall

Prayer Team

The prayer team is a dedicated group of individuals in our church who spend time each week in prayer for others. Some receive their prayer requests through a regular e-mail from the church office, and others receive it through a phone-tree system; in both cases – prayer requests are quickly (and when requested, anonymously) sent out for people to be in prayer with others. As a people who believe in the power of prayer – this is one of our most impactful ministries @ Faith Church.

For information on becoming a part of the Prayer Team, contact Jean Weiner, Church Office, admin@gvfaithumc.org

 

home_banners-manna(1)Caring Team

For some people, days can go by without interaction with a single human being. Some people go to the hospital with no family or friends to visit them. Sometimes we all need a little help getting through the storms of life. This is where our Caring Team comes into action. Essentially a system of Peer Ministering, this new program @ Faith offers lay persons the opportunity to train to give pastoral care to other members of the church in one-on-one settings. Rather than counseling, this is simply time to visit with someone, to hear their story, and provide them with care through times of sickness, loneliness, grief – or the many other things that we struggle with.

For information on how to be a part of this new ministry @ Faith, contact Lisa Wallen at lwallen63@yahoo.com