Congregational Care ministry was formed to share in each other’s joys, and to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows with tenderness and sympathy. We do this as an expression of love and concern in accord with scripture which calls Christians to care for one another as the body of Christ.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Congregational Care exists to come alongside those in the Gospel of Grace Fellowship family in seasons of sorrow, sickness and setbacks. This ministry is a method by which volunteers serve the members of the congregation that is neither urgent nor emergent and when the situation does not directly need a Pastor or an Elder.
Teams of volunteers are coordinated in a number of ministries that are largely unseen, yet significant. These ministries range from hospital and shut-in visits, preparing and delivering food on a short-term basis, providing transportation, and helping with yard or household tasks for those in need. A committed prayer team also prays over these areas.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35