Sometimes one-on-one care and counsel is the best route to go. We offer referrals to professional counselors as well as lay ministries with people who will come alongside you and walk through life challenges.
We have individuals we can refer you to who will share Biblical principles and practical guidelines while encouraging you on your journey of life. To explore counseling options through the church, please contact Kristy Kaufman.
If you are in need of someone to talk to, we have trained Encouragers who will meet with you one-on-one for three sessions. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to share your story, be encouraged with truth, and determine your next steps. This is more of a short-term relationship that leads to a next step. We all need a safe person to talk to, and an Encourager can be that for you. To get started, reach out to Kristy Kaufman.
Hope & Healing Ministry
We are a Christian one-on-one caregiving ministry that walks with hurting people, truly listens to them, and helps them find peace through Christ. Our Hope & Healing Ministers go through extensive spiritual and relational training. This includes ongoing and deep study of God’s Word as well as regular meetings to learn from and support each other. We invite anyone who is going through a difficult time or situation to seek our help whether you are a believer or not.
What to expect:
A Hope & Healing Minister will meet weekly with their care seeker to listen to their story and struggles. What sets a Hope & Healing Minister apart is our focus on listening. Very often when care seekers come to us for help, everyone has been telling them what to do but no one has taken the time to hear them out. Our ministers are a safe and highly confidential resource for individuals who need someone to come alongside them and model the love of Christ. The relationship between a care seeker and his or her minister might last just a few weeks or it could be a term of months or even years depending on the need. We are dedicated to providing this encouragement, love, and the Word of God to all who come to this ministry seeking help “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).
If you are interested in receiving care through Hope and Healing, please email Tina Myers. If you are interested in becoming a trained Hope and Healing Minister, please contact Dave Pouliot at 716-207-6073.