THE CARE MINISTRY
In 1 Thessalonians 2:7, Paul said, “But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.”
Paul knew it is crucial for the church that believers are cared for; the same is true for us today. Christian relationships take time, and the process of nurturing is not always accomplished with an occasional email, SMS, or even a phone call. It is done through consistent, regular personal contact, and follow-up and
giving practical support for people in need. The Care Ministry is underpinned by Biblical principles of Christian living which encourage us to love one another, exercise good stewardship, continually nurture and disciple one another to grow more and more in the image of our Lord Jesus Christ. It takes a number of dedicated care team volunteers to carry out such a care ministry in the context of our local church, hence, this ministry was established.
Every church has its own story shaped by its history, its leaders, its community, and most importantly,
by its belief in Scripture. The Village Church Care Ministry aims to connect and support its individual and family church members by caring for one another in Christian love, remembering each other in prayer, through helping them in practical ways, such as Meal Train, a systematic way of preparing/dropping meals in times of illness, birth or distress; driving and taking members to doctors’ appointments;
organising grocery shopping; coordinating home or hospital visits, coffee catch-ups, backed up with
consistent phone calls/SMS to name a few.
Just as we welcome ideas, concerns, or suggestions, you may have relevant to the ministry and care of the body of Christ, we also welcome and encourage everyone gifted in this area to come and join
and exercise their gifts. A box is also available, which is located at the fellowship area near the servery,
to place all the written care needs in so they can be addressed.
Therefore, we would appreciate anyone with a heart to serve in any capacity and be a part of the team to help support and offer assistance to anyone in the church community struggling with some essential resources they need. The smallest care will go a long way spiritually, emotionally, and to the wellbeing of those in need as well as providing everyone a chance to be heard and cared for.
From the moment of salvation until the end of our lives on earth, the Holy Spirit works to transform our nature and character to reflect Christ’s. And since God’s goal for all His children is for us to be like Jesus (Romans 8:29), the Holy Spirit constantly works to rid our lives of the “acts of sinful nature” (Galatians 5:19) and display His fruit instead. Therefore, the presence of the “fruit of Spirit” is evidence that our character is becoming more like Christ’s.
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