Congregational Care seeks to bring glory to God by creating an environment of a caring family and an encouraging body entered in Christ, helping those within our community to be transformed by the gospel and extending love and care to others as they have been loved by God in our Lord Jesus.
Action to Care (Caring in Community)
The Action to Care Team is made up of members of the church who are committed to care in community. This team serves to provide assistance to our members with ongoing needs (i.e. health issues, spiritual needs or practical assistance). If you would like to communicate a need or are a member and interested in caring through community, contact Melinda Youngs or Mike Smith to find out more about this team.
Prayer On The City
Send a prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Congregational Care - Prayer Team On The City will be notified of your need for prayer. The team is trained, equipped, and committed to keep your request confidential. Requests for prayer are not shared outside this group.
We would hardly recognize it! from "The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life” – Charles Spurgeon
It was the early church father Ambrose who used a wonderful illustration concerning believers’ prayers. He said we are like little children who run into the garden to gather flowers to please their father—but we are so ignorant and childish that we pluck as many weeds as flowers, and some of them are very noxious. We carry this strange mixture in our hands, thinking that it is acceptable to him. The mother meets the child at the door and says, “Little one, you don’t know what you have gathered.” She unbinds the mixture and takes from it all the weeds, leaving only the sweet flowers; and then she takes other flowers, sweeter than those the child plucked—and inserts them instead of the weeds. Then she puts the perfect posy in the child’s hand, and he runs with it to his father.
Jesus Christ in more than motherly tenderness, thus deals with our supplications. If we could see one of our prayers after Christ Jesus has amended it—we would hardly recognize it! Jesus has such skill that even our good flowers grow fairer in His hand. We clumsily tie them into a bundle—but He arranges them into a lovely bouquet, where each beauty enhances the charm of its neighbor. If I could see my prayer after the Lord has prayed it, I would discover so much missing and so much there that was none of mine—that I am sure its fullest acceptance with God would not cause me a moment’s pride. It would rather make me blush with grateful humility before Him, whose boundless sweetness lent to me, and my poor prayer—a sweetness not my own.
To request prayer: Call 468-2200, ext 500 and leave your prayer request and phone number if you would like a return call. It is our privilege to pray for your concerns. God’s word, Micah 7:7 says: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the lord. I wait for God, my Savior. My God will hear me”. We pray assured that God will hear. May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
Our Prayer Chain team are members of Christ Community Church. They call in on the church Prayer Chain from home daily during the week and pray for those who have left prayer requests.
If this is something God is calling you to and you would like to talk with someone about it, please call the Prayer Chain at 468-2200, ext 500 and leave your name and phone number.
Once a month, we take a Deacons' Fund offering that is designated for financial assistance to congregants in need. Members of Christ Community Church are eligible to receive this assistance and are assigned a Deacon to walk with them through the process. Call 615 468 2200 press 0 for the front desk for info.