John 13:34 ‘A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’
Pastoral care is about seeing the love of God expressed in people in a this broken world, Caring for a person who is struggling with a difficulty to show compassion, encouragement, supporting and equipping people to rise up and to grow into disciples of Jesus.
All Christians have a God given responsibility to ‘care’ for others – this is a quintessential aspect of the outworking of what it means to be a member of the Body of Christ.
Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
Its emphasis is upon growing and maintaining a Christ centred loving relationship with others, and it mostly happens in informal and often unplanned ways.
Pastoral care is practical expression of the Church’s concern for the everyday and the ultimate needs of both its members and the community”
Pastoral Care embraces a wide range of in support of one another in and beyond the Church.
The Pastoral Teams will visit people in hospital, in their homes, at the workplace or at the Church.
Here at Elim we have a Prayer Line – would you like someone to talk to?
Do you want someone to pray with?
Please call if you are lonely, worried or depressed we are here in confidence.
Call us on 01322 660793 or contact our Pastoral team via email firstname.lastname@example.org.