Our Lay Ministry Team supports and expands the Pastoral Care of the called Minister and also serves to strengthen the ties among the members of the congregation through the active embodiment of the spirit of mutual care. We are here for one another.
Lay Ministers are church members who are trained to offer one-to-one caring and support to other church members in times of need including:
- Spiritual crises;
- Major life changes, such as the loss of a loved one, loss of employment, divorce, or retirement;
- Isolation because of age, mobility problems, or for other reasons;
- Health problems, illness, or hospitalization;
- Personal life changes.
The Lay Ministry Program is not intended to replace the role of our Minister or of professional counselors. Its intention is to support the pastoral work of the ministerial staff, to be with members during times of need, and to help build a stronger church community.
Everyone is welcome to call the Minister to talk and receive support, guidance, or simply a listening ear. Our congregation is even stronger when we create a strong network of care. Our skilled Lay Ministers are key to that network.