The Care Ministry at Antioch, seeks to follow the example of Jesus, in offering God centered love to all.
“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11 NIV
Knowing that all of us experience various storms in life, we wish to grow in attentive support to others. As people experience God’s love during challenging times, they will be more open to growing in an intimate relationship with Jesus.
We continue to learn best practices by participating in the Care Ministry classes for further instruction, communication, and spiritual support as we listen and pray for each other.
The Care Ministry partners who have completed the nine sessions and five classes are connecting each month to share their ministry stories, experience some ministry discipleship instruction and offer spiritual/emotional support to each other.
The Care Ministry is not a committee, but a culture. We hope to raise the attentiveness and preparedness of our community to be able to respond to others in God’s love. As we seek to attend to those who are experiencing a challenge in their lives (and we all do have those storms), we see that people are more open to the love of Jesus. Our hope is that the care and love shown will help to make and build disciples of Jesus Christ.
This is our hope – “We always thank God, the Father our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people — ” Colossians 1:3-4 NIV
At our monthly meeting we have heard stories of how participants have used some of the class material in their own lives to offer God’s love.
We want to be – “A church where sufferers are loved and supported” – p. 322 “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering”, Timothy Keller.
This ministry is for all as we seek to exemplify the love of Jesus to a broken world.
Our next class offering will be Sunday mornings, September 10th – October 8th, 10:45a – 12:00p in the Stolle Center. If you wish to be a part of this class or have questions please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org