At our morning Assembly on August 16, the elders announced the formation of a new ministry at Northeast designed to provide personal counseling to those members with needs.
A small team has been working on developing this ministry since the congregational meeting last summer where a need and support for such a ministry was discussed. In Galatians 6:2 we are instructed to “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” The elders believe strongly we should be helping each other on a daily basis with these burdens, but we also recognize there are times that call for more structured counseling. For this reason our ministry presents three “avenues” for help.
The first avenue is simply to reach out to your brothers and sisters for advice and encouragement. The second is structured counseling offered by our ministry team in a one on one environment. The third is professional, Christ-centered counseling. Our team has identified a couple of contacts that we believe provide scriptural based counseling and we are able to help arrange that counseling if you need it.
Our Healing Hope Ministry team consists of:
Jay Cline, our minister. Jay has served as a church planter, youth and family minister and pulpit minister. Jay is a certified facilitator of the Prepare-Enrich material that is for couples preparing to get married or seeking to enrich their marriage.
Katie Salyer, has a degree in Early Childhood Development and a Master’s of Counseling. During her master’s program, she had the opportunity to work with various individuals, families, and groups.
Jane Luethke, a nurse with thirty years of experience. In her work as a nurse, Jane has assisted patients and their family members make difficult healthcare and end-of-life decisions.
Please pick up a pamphlet from the Welcome Center to find out more information and drop any requests for this ministry into the “Prayer Request” box located by the front door in the Foyer. Please be in prayer for the success of this ministry and actively look to share others’ burdens.
For the Elders