Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.Romans 12:10-13
Prayer Chain Ministry Team prays for the needs of members and friends of members of Lamb of God. Prayer requests begin with a member (or friend) contacting one of the Pastors, The Director of Care Ministry or the church office to request prayer support for themselves or their loved ones.
Ministries Prayer Support Team
Ministries Prayer Support Team consists of members who pray daily for the ministries and staff of Lamb of God. In addition, three members of the team pray together each Sunday morning at 7:30 am with the pastors and others concerning special needs of worship for the day and other upcoming events for the week. Members meet quarterly for encouragement and Bible study. In addition, the team plans and organizes a bi-yearly prayer retreat devoted to prayer and learning.
Hands of Friendship
Hands of Friendship Ministry Team assists the Pastors, Elders, and Care Ministry Task Force in ministering to the needs of specific families within the congregation. Generally, Hands of Friendship Volunteers deal with shut-ins or seniors within our congregation but is available for others in need as well. Some of the areas of service may include temporarily caring for children, doing household chores, providing transportation, running errands, making phone calls, doing outside chores, visiting shut-ins and hospitalized members and other physical helping tasks.
Card Ministry provides greetings, congratulations, sympathy and encouragement to members of the congregation. This ministry concentrates on specific needs and significant events of Lamb of God members’ lives. Though not directed specifically at elderly and/or shut-in members, the Card Ministry program seeks to minister especially to this member base.
Prayer Quilt Ministry
The mission of Lamb of God and Prayer Quilt Ministry is to provide comfort and support in a very tangible way in the form of a prayer quilt or prayer square for a person going through a difficult time in their life. Prayer squares are taken when a member visits someone in need and is left as a reminder that God loves them and hears their prayers. The prayer square can also be a representation that there are people at Lamb of God that care about them and continue to pray for their needs. For those experiencing an especially difficult event, (personal, spiritual, financial or other crisis), a full-sized Prayer Quilt can be tied and prayed over by the congregation and presented to the recipient.
Caring through Meals
Caring through Meals Ministry Team provides meals to families within the congregation who are experiencing a loss or other crisis in their lives. Volunteers provide meals for those families at a time when other demands on that family may be overwhelming. Examples of this ministry might include a death in the family, an unexpected long-term absence by one of the spouses’ in the family because of an illness or loss in another part of the country or other reasons.
Stephen Ministry is a ministry through which members of Lamb of God are trained and organized to help provide one-on-one Christian care giving to members of our congregation and community. This multiplies the amount of caring ministry Lamb of God can provide by giving us a team of skilled caregivers who are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving, in crisis, or experiencing other stresses in their lives. Stephen Ministry provides five basic areas of support which includes Crisis Care, Follow-up Care, Chronic Care, Preventive Care and Supportive Care.
Journey through Grief Mailings
Journey through Grief mailings are a series of four short books provided by the church through Stephen Ministries that provide comfort and support through the first year of a loss experienced by specific members and friends. Books are keyed to emotions usually experienced by loved ones at the three-week, three-month, six-month and eleven-month time intervals.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You do not have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare biblical based video seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Started in 1991, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. As of 2012, there were over 22,000 Celebrate Recovery ministries around the world and it is growing. Celebrate Recovery is part of an international movement of God that is bringing the hurting and broken to the healing power of Jesus Christ.
You do not need to face the pain, problems, or struggles in your life alone. We’ve been there. We’re on the road to recovery. Join us on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Youth Center.