Care network at the annapolis campus
There are times when every one of us experiences challenging circumstances, losses, relational pain, and difficult transitions in our lives. God never intended that we go through these experiences alone. The Care Network provides a variety of resources, trained volunteers and referrals to professional counselors who can help you move forward.
Perhaps one of these resources below is exactly what you are looking for. Simply call our direct and confidential line listed below or respond by email. I’d love to set up a time to get together and talk.
Care Network Leader
443.837.3718 (confidential direct line)
We are maturing followers of Jesus who are compelled by God’s work in us to walk alongside hurting people as they discover the joy of a deepening relationship with the Lord.
The primary role of Care Coaches is to guide and help individuals discover Christ-centered answers to a wide range of personal, relational, financial and or other challenges.
*Care Coaches receive training through Lay Counselor Institute (www.lciministry.org) and ongoing monthly supervision by a licensed clinical therapist.
*Care Coaches are not state-certified licensed, professional counselors; they are not psychotherapists, psychologists or psychiatrists. For more information email email@example.com.
We believe that marriage is a God-designed commitment that reflects our own relationship with God as Father, Son and Spirit. Marriage is our “training ground” for relationship with God, filled with joys and sorrows, successes and failures, celebrations and grief, sickness and health. Marriage is an intimate spiritual and physical journey both through and for life.
Our Premarital Ministry focuses on helping couples prepare for and grow a marriage relationship. Engaged and pre-engaged couples are assigned a marriage mentor couple to walk beside them and offer resources for the life ahead. Newly married couples can also benefit by learning important foundations to strengthen their commitment. And all couples explore the fundamentals of God’s design for marriage.
For married couples, building and maintaining a healthy relationship with each other is important in God’s design. The Marriage Ministry at Bay Area is comprised of two other components, Enrichment and REFOCCUS, to help address needs at a variety of stages of marriage. We help couples understand more about what God teaches about marriage, prioritize time for each other, learn practical skills for communication, navigate the rough spots, learn what loving means to each other and generally enrich their relationship. This is all accomplished through participation in Learning Community groups, REFOCCUS Workshops, seminars and marriage enrichment events.
PREMARITAL: (Larry & Jeanette McGowan, Leaders)
Our Premarital Ministry focuses on helping couples prepare for a marriage to last a lifetime with Christ at the center. Premarital couples are assigned a premarital mentor couple to meet for at least 6 private sessions. Newly married couples (up through their first year) can also enroll to learn important foundations to strengthen their commitment. All couples explore the fundamentals of God’s design for marriage. Cost is $75.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT: (Eric & Nancy Feldmann, Leaders)
All couples are invited to engage in enrichment and educational opportunities year-round, including learning communities, marriage workshops, large group events and date nights. For more information, contact Eric Feldmann at email@example.com.
REFOCCUS: (Paul & Laura Mooty, Kurt & Pam Scarbro, Leaders)
REFOCCUS is a seven-week course ideal for married couples that want to spend time and energy on their relationship, but would love some direction and skill-building assistance from trained facilitators. REFOCCUS brings about awareness for each couple regarding major aspects of marriage. For more information, contact Laura Dexter-Mooty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregivers’ Support Group
Caregivers’ Support Group: (Michelle Bellamy, Stan Fisher, Leaders)
Being a Caregiver can mean many things, from caring for the very young to providing adult services and taking care of aging adults. The needs can vary involving medical, physical, and/or emotional care. To be most effective in providing care, Caregivers need support, encouragement, practical advice and helpful resources that will equip them to better take care of themselves and their loved ones.
Our monthly Caregivers’ Support Group aims to provide a safe place to engage with other caregivers, obtain new resources, share challenges, joys and to be encouraged!
No registration is necessary, just come!
This group meets on the second Sunday of every month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 237. For more information, email Michelle at email@example.com.
DivorceCare Support Group (Jean Nathlich, Leader)
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Most churches do a wonderful job of caring for grieving people in the immediate days surrounding a death and funeral. However often times more help is needed. GriefShare Support Groups are a supportive, Christ-centered gathering for people desiring to heal and
move forward through the loss of a loved one. These support groups are lay-led by trained individuals who have often received the benefits and encouragement of participating in a GriefShare group before.
BENEVOLENCE (Bob Gregory; Deacon Chair)
The Benevolence Ministry is designed to help those within our church body during a time of significant need or crisis. At Bay Area, our Deacons have the responsibility of overseeing and conducting the Benevolence Ministry under the supervision of the elders. Following the biblical principles laid out in the Bible, the diaconate provides care and in some cases short term financial assistance for individuals, primarily within the body, who are needy, poor, sick or suffering.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCIAL MINISTRY (Neal Schaefer, Leader)
The purpose of the financial coaching ministry is to help individuals and families become more godly managers of the resources that God has entrusted to them. We provide one-on-one counseling at no cost to Ministry Partners who feel they would benefit from an objective review of their finances from a Biblical perspective. Services are usually coordinated through the deacons and/or Care Network. We also host classes on Biblical financial management that are offered by ministries such as Financial Peace University, Crown and Good Sense.
For more information email email@example.com.
Praise be to the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5