Congregational Care seeks to minister to the body of Christ during major life events such as birth, bereavement, hospitalization, illness, and long-term care situations. Congregational Care ministry DOES NOT replace what individuals or small groups in the body are led to do as the hands and feet of Christ. Sometimes it is a meal or gift card on behalf of the church body to acknowledge loss or serious illness, sometimes it is cards, calls, meal sign ups, or other connections. It is always bathed in prayer.
We often think of “missions” as something far away, but it is also here at home, and in the household of faith. Every assignment is important to God. We have opportunity every day to build our community of faith. 1 Peter 1.22 reminds us to fervently love the brethren with sincere and deep love. We remind each other with scripture, with prayer, and with practical ways of showing love.