Individuals who suffer from chronic illness or long-term disabilities, the elderly, the widowed, or those who are shut in many times become disconnected from the body of believers. They can often feel forgotten or abandoned, and their caregivers can experience exhaustion and hopelessness. Through the Kendal Ministry at Christ Covenant Church, we want to reach out to such people in long-term care situations. Our goal is to systematically care for, encourage, and support in prayer those who are in difficult situations.
Who can serve in the Kendal Ministry?
Any member of Christ Covenant Church who has a heart for the Lord can serve in the Kendal Ministry. It is a global ministry of Christ Covenant Church, crossing all congregational communities, and is inreach in its orientation, serving the families and individuals of our own body. One of the most exciting aspects of this congregational care model is that it incorporates children eight years of age and older, accompanied by a parent. Young people who are given opportunities for service with their families often continue to serve others throughout their lives.
What will the Kendal Ministry do?
The teams may provide a variety of services, including: companionship, babysitting, homemaking & yard care, errands & shopping, prayer & spiritual support, emotional support & lovingkindness.
What is the time commitment?
The team model requires only a 2-3 hour time commitment per month for individuals. After an initial 45-minute training session explaining the model and expectations of participants, teams are formed and linked with individuals or families needing help. Team members are asked to serve for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.
Should I serve in the Kendal Ministry?
The Lord Jesus tells us in John 13: “If then your Lord and Teacher has washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”
Whom do I contact to get on a team?
For more information, please contact anyone on the Kendal Ministry Leadership Team:
Jackie Greene, Wendy Klipp, Margie Engle, or Fran Englert; or our staff liaison, Pastor Bruce Creswell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-708-6106.