Care & Prayer

We all have defining moments in our lives when we experience of celebration, difficulty, or suffering. To care for you and help you move forward, Care and Prayer’s network of ministries provide emotional and practical resources: peer groups, varied one-to-one support (like calls, visits, meals or cards), counseling and Stephen Ministry referrals, and prayer. Along with faith in Christ, it is helpful to identify the circumstances underneath emotions and presenting behaviors (like grief, anger, or addiction) that may keep us isolated, stuck, or hopeless.

Help is Available

All of us experience times in our lives when we need help. You may be hurting from or rejoicing in a challenging life circumstance (like illness, grief, birth of a baby, etc.) or you may know someone who is. Below, you will find some of the ways we can help you and pray with or for you.

Support Groups

You feel alone, but you are not. There are others going through similar challenges. Find emotional and practical assistance in a peer support setting.

Care Teams

Sometimes life is overwhelming and we need a little practical assistance: someone to talk with, a few meals, a visit, a card, help with a cancer diagnosis or grief or a repair in your home. We get it.

Prayer Teams

Prayer is a powerful gift. We have people who will pray for you or with you.

Care Pros

No matter the circumstance, there is a counseling option for you. We’d love to help you navigate this. We can help narrow the choices and make sure that finances are never prohibitive.

“…We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Romans 5:3-5

Additional Information / FAQ

Questions? Not Sure Where to Start?

Sometimes it can be helpful to talk to someone confidentially about the situation you are facing. Please contact the church office, email Rhoni Kaastra or call her at 616.698.3170 for assistance.

Rhoni Kaastra

Director of Support Groups and Counseling