The mission of The Community of Hope is to create and sustain a community of volunteer pastoral caregivers in our church, serving in a variety of pastoral care settings.
Our next initial training will be held on twelve Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00pm from September 11 until November 27. We will also have a day retreat on Saturday, October 26. This will be followed by a three month internship (Dec. 2013, Jan. & Feb. 2014) and a Commissioning Service in Spring, 2014. After the initial training is completed, we will have Circle of Care meetings once per month where we will share a meal together, have a time of worship and prayer ministry, receive some ongoing training, and celebrate all that God is doing through the ministry of pastoral caregiving.
Pastoral care settings include visitation of the sick, and with those who are homebound, in correctional facilities; grief and loss care for those who have lost a loved one in death; ministry to those who are suffering with long-term or terminal illnesses; ministry to those we serve through our food pantries and grocery distributions, etc.
Obedience to God
Care of the ill
What is Christian spirituality?
It is a way of life that helps a person to seek God and His will daily. It encourages a life balance between corporate worship, spiritual reading and work in the context of community. People are seen as an integrated whole: body, mind, and spirit.
Living a lifestyle of love centered in Christ and listening for God in all of life
To request an application, schedule an interview, and to be a part of this training contact Kevin Hoffman.