Network of Care
“Two are better than one … but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! … a three-fold cord is not quickly broken.” -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Our Lord has designed us to grow in the context of a Christ-centered community. All of us need spiritual brothers and sisters who are ready to speak the truth to us in love (Eph 4:15). We long to see everyone in our church family intentionally weaving chords of care so that we mature in community. As we build each other up (1 Thes. 5:11), call each other out (Prov. 27:6), draw each other back (Gal. 6:1), and spur each other on (Heb. 10:24), every member of our church should feel the security and accountability that flows from a network of care:
Cord #1 – Family Care = Many people have a natural network of family and Christian friends who are already in a good place to help. We seek to promote that existing network and help those who do not have those relationships establish them.
Cord #2 – Shepherding Care = Shepherding group leaders and members consistently care for one another in this vital component of community. This is the place where more intimate, long term relationships are formed and nurtured as believers walk through life together.
Cord #3 – Leader Care = Shepherding elders oversee four to six shepherding group leaders. These elders provide wisdom, encouragement and resources to assist the shepherding group leaders in caring for their people.
Cord #4 – Crisis Care = Our church has pastors, elders, counselors and lay counselors as well as external counselors who partner with us in meeting our people at a point of crisis. We also have Restoration Groups that not only help to meet a person’s need but also help to build a natural network of care.
Please follow the links to the left for a more detailed look at each one of the NHCC levels of care.