Congregational Care is designed to extend the love and compassion of the Rector to those in our congregation, providing eyes to see, a shoulder to lean on, hands to help, knees to pray, and feet to walk beside— the love of Christ incarnate through the compassion of others. It is to be the hands and feet of Jesus in meeting the needs of our community. We seek to purposefully fulfill this ministry by showing care to those in need and offering ministry classes to help those dealing with difficult situations such as divorce, grieving a family loss, facing financial difficulties, or restoring a broken life. We also provide personal Christian guidance that is designed to provide wisdom and direction to those who are going through challenging circumstances.
We seek to fulfill this ministry by showing compassion to those in need, providing classes to help those dealing with difficult situations such as divorce, grieving a family loss, facing financial difficulties, or restoring a broken life.
We have several ministries designed to effectively serve our congregation. Our Stephen Ministry provides skilled laypersons who are available after each worship service for prayer and encouragement along one’s journey. Grace Touch Meals is for those in need of refreshment and encouragement, when life has temporarily overwhelmed. Our Prayer Ministry intercedes on behalf of the needs, offerings of praise, or difficult circumstances of our church family. Our pastoral Staff are available to you and your family for support, encouragement, and direction.
Stephen Ministry is a unique, one-on-one, Christ-centered caring ministry. Trained lay ministers in our congregation are available to meet with, pray with, and walk alongside those who are experiencing struggles, hurts, or overwhelming circumstances, within a supportive caring relationship. Stephen Ministers meet regularly with an individual over a period of time to provide confidential, personalized care.
If your heart is heavy or your mind unsure, speaking with one of our guidance staff may help lighten your load and brighten your outlook. Personal guidance is available upon request by contacting our office to schedule an appointment.
Individual Guidance (Men and Women, Couples)
Brian Maxwell | 404.591.1966 | email@example.com
Jeanine Dungan | 404.564.3149 | firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we want to “hand down” to our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren? Legacy Builders is a ministry that is focused on equipping those who are interested in preparing, presenting and preserving a godly legacy for their family. This legacy building process will be developed and enhanced through classes, ministry resources, and opportunities for service.
Winter 2019 Opportunities for Growth
Congregational Care is continually seeking to provide opportunities that will enable every member to live their lives more effectively. We are privileged to offer the following ministries. For more detailed information; or you may contact the Congregational Care office at 404-564-3149, or email email@example.com.
Tuesdays, 7:00PM – 8:30 P.M. | January 8 – April 2 | Room 616
Grieving the loss of a loved one, whether recently or in the past, is one of the most emotionally wrenching experiences one can go through. If one tries to deal with the varying waves of emotion on their own, the grief experience becomes even more distressing. GriefShare is a 13-week video and small group discussion course designed to assist, comfort and support individuals as they go through this most difficult time. The cost is $15.
Tuesdays, 7:00PM – 8:30 P.M. | Dates and Classroom Pending
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare is a 13-week video and small group discussion course designed to assist, comfort and support individuals as they go through this most difficult time. Class will meet on Tuesday evenings at The Church of The Apostles. The cost is $15.
CrossCurrent: Beyond Brokenness
8 Weeks | Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. | January 22 – March 12 | STS Den
A safe and confidential community to experience grace and find truth. No matter how broken or hopeless we may perceive ourselves, God upholds us with hope. In this Christ centered community, God is restoring broken hearts, broken pasts, broken relationships, broken sexuality, and broken identity. Each week includes worship, teaching, a time of testimony, and same-gender small groups. Come and experience the hope and joy of overcoming strongholds, gaining healed relationships and intimacy with God.
This 8-week class will meet in the STS DEN on Tuesday, evenings, January 22 – March 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. The registration fee of $10 includes the course book.
Thursdays, 10:30AM – 12:00 P.M. | January 24 – March 14 | Room 244
Boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and, also help us to distinguish God’s will for our individual lives. Come discover what your personal boundaries are. This DVD study is facilitated by Micky Land LPC, and Ashley D. Wille AACC, January 24 – March 14, Thursdays 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in Room 244. Class cost is $15 and includes the Boundaries book.
Ending the War with Myself: Loving Myself as God Does
10 Weeks | Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. | April 16 – June 18 | Room 244
Ladies, take an upper journey with the Lord to learn all He has done for you. Take an inner journey with the Lord to discover ways to love yourself. This interactive group will discuss the chapters and homework questions completed prior to each class, facilitated by Micky Land, LPC in Room 244 on Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M., for 10 weeks, starting on April 16 and ending June 18. Micky’s book Ending the War with Myself will be included in the registration fee of $15.00. Space is limited to 12 ladies
Living Waters, Restoring Relational Integrity
An in-depth ministry for any Christian seeking healing in any area of relational and /or sexual brokenness. At each meeting of this seventh month journey, we gather for worship, teaching, a time of testimony, and small groups focused on confession and prayer. Living Waters helps Christians resume the call to becoming whole gifts to each other through the body of Christ. The cost of the series is $500. This class meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M., starting the first week in October until the end of March. Check out the video testimonies at www.apostles.org/livingwaters Applications will be accepted beginning in August of 2018. Class description and registration information is above. Check out the video testimonies and more information at www.apostles.org/livingwaters
GraceTouch Meals shares the grace and love of our Lord by providing a meal and a personal contact to those in our midst in need of refreshment, care, and encouragement. You may:
- Cook meals to be taken to families who have a need.
- Cook meals to bring to church to be put in the freezer for emergency help.
- Deliver meals to the families.
Prayer Ministry involves the expansion of God’s Kingdom through intercession for others. Intercessors may come to the church during the week and pray for the requests that have been received, or they may receive requests via email at home.
Ushers serve once a month during the 9:00 or 10:30 services. This includes, passing out the bulletin, helping people get seated, taking up the offering, etc.
Hope and Healing Recap
In April of 2018, we launched “Hope and Healing.” Our goal was to invite people in the community to enter into a time of informative presentation, followed by engagement with representatives and organizations who can offer pathways to peace.