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DEEP RELATIONSHIPS (Community)

 

Congregational Care Committee


Chairperson: Congregational Care Deacon
Ruling Elder Liaison: Current Ruling Elder
Staff Partner: Teaching Elder
Membership: Fellowship Team Coordinator, Homebound & Hospital Team Coordinator, Life Groups Coordinator, & Welcome Team Coordinator

This committee is charged with working closely with the Pastors to provide connection and care for all in order to deepen relationships within our faith family. Their work is to connect people into places where they can grow together in Christ and share their lives, authentically. It is made up of the coordinators of the following teams: Fellowship Team, Homebound & Hospital Team, Life Groups Team, and Welcome Team. The committee maintains regular communication with the Pastors, the Ruling Elder Liaison, the Prayer Deacon, and the Administrator. This team meets at least quarterly or as needed.

The Congregational Care Deacon is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the committee, supporting the ongoing member and pastoral care work of the Pastors, facilitating meetings, maintaining minutes, and encouraging care team coordinators (see below). The Ruling Elder Liaison is responsible for supporting the work of the Congregational Care Deacon, regular involvement with the work and activity of the committee, and reporting to the Session regularly on the work and wellness of the committee.

Fellowship Team


Team Coordinator: Congregation Member
Staff Partner: Staff Member

This team is charged with coordinating fellowship meals in order for the entire church body to connect with one another regularly.  It is also within the purview of this committee to organize men’s or women’s only events to bring social connections to these larger groups within our faith family. The Fellowship Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the team and communicating and synchronizing with the Administrator. This team meets as needed for training, encouragement, and prayer.

Homebound & Hospital Team


Team Coordinator: Congregation Member
Staff Partner: Teaching Elder

This team is made up of caregivers who are assigned to different homebound and hospitalized members of our faith family. The team works closely with the Pastors to provide connection and care for those with short term needs (hospitalization, bereavement, etc.) and long term needs (chronic healthcare issues, homebound, grief care, delivering home communion, etc.). The team also works in concert with the Prayer Committee to care for the ongoing prayer concerns of the congregation and maintains regular communication with the Pastors, the Ruling Elder Liaison, the Prayer Deacon, and the Administrator. This team meets as needed for training, encouragement, and prayer.

The Homebound & Hospital Team Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the team, supporting the ongoing pastoral care work of the Pastors, and developing team members.

Life Groups Team


Team Coordinator: Congregation Member (with Life Group experience)
Staff Partner: Teaching Elder

The team is made up of Life Group Facilitators dedicated to the spiritual growth of the adults connected to our faith family and welcoming those outside of our faith family into fellowship with us. This team meets as needed for training, encouragement, and prayer.

The Life Groups Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Life Group Facilitators in cooperation with the Teaching Elder. The Life Groups Coordinator will be in regular communication with Life Group Facilitators in order to sustain the facilitation of their groups, maintain an accurate roster of current Life Group attendees, and provides training and support for team members. The Teaching Elder works with the Team Coordinator to recruit new leaders, train new and current leaders, and troubleshoot problem issues within groups.

Welcome Team


Team Coordinator: Congregation Member
Staff Partner: Administrator

This team is made up of the Sunday morning openers, ushers, greeters, and safety team members. The team is charged with the creating a friendly, warm and helpful environment for all who enter our church for worship services of all kinds. They will connect with those who enter in will also do follow-up communication with all visitors to the church and members as needed. This team meets as needed for training, encouragement, and prayer.

The Welcome Team Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers to fill the above roles, working closely with the Administrator to communicate an accurate picture of attendance in order to care for members and outreach to visitors. The Administrator is responsible for supporting the work of the Welcome Coordinator, regular involvement with the work and activity of the committee, integrating the work of the committee across all areas of ministry, and regularly preparing membership reviews and reports for the ministry staff and Session.


In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty.  In all things, charity.