Aldersgate United Methodist Church is using a new Congregational Care Ministry program that has been designed especially for people in need within our church community. This program replaces the Stephen Ministry program Aldersgate has had for several years.
Our current Congregational Care Ministers have all received training through Stephen Ministry, as well as additional training through a congregational care training program offered by Church of the Resurrection.
Congregational Care Ministers aim to bring healing and grace to those who are in need. They focus on active listening, care giving and walking alongside anyone who has a care need. They will journey with you through storms you may encounter. They are trained to give care spiritually and theologically, with the goal of helping to provide healing for brokenness.
Congregational Care Ministers are prepared to walk with you through many obstacles. They will come to the table with you in prayer, mentoring, guidance and sacramental love through scripture, tradition, experience, and reason.
Training for new Congregational Care Ministers will be offered annually, so watch for more information.
If you have a need for congregational care, please contact Rev. Shelly McNaughton-Lawrence.