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Churches serve their members at the happiest moments of their lives — and also at the most challenging. Today, that often includes troubled marriages, parents struggling to raise children amid conflicting values, teenagers coping with peer pressure and stress, and individuals who want to overcome addictions.
Church members turn to pastors and pastoral staff during times of trouble, but those pastors and staff members may lack the time or professional experience to provide the assistance that’s needed. That’s where Care to Change can help.
Supporting your members
Our experienced professionals provide a wide range of personal counseling services and mental health screenings that are built upon research-based methods and rooted in a solid foundation of Biblical truth. When you refer someone to Care to Change, you can be confident that the body of Christ will walk alongside them. Our focus is helping individuals and families maximize their God-given potential by providing Biblically based counseling and life-changing solutions.
We can develop an ongoing arrangement through which we guarantee immediate availability for your members at a reduced fee to them. You can refer church members in need of services to us, and we’ll identify the professional best suited to help. We can even offer your church an arrangement through which we guarantee immediate availability when needed and/or allow you to offer reduced-price services as part of our partnership.
Supporting your staff & leadership
What happens when pastors and lay leaders find themselves struggling, or when anxiety, stress or even pride are interfering? Where do they turn when they feel overwhelmed by the expectations of others and the call on their lives? Our team provides specialized support for the men and women who lead churches and serve congregations. In addition to providing counseling services, we’ve created partnerships with congregations to address their specific leadership needs.
We can also develop an ongoing arrangement through which we guarantee immediate availability for your team as part of our benefits plan.
Training staff and volunteers
Staff members and volunteers have a heart for service but may find themselves in situations for which they lack expertise. Members who are feeling anxious or depressed may turn to them for help. Or they may become the first source of help when a suicide or other crisis rocks the congregation. We can educate your team to help them better understand issues such as these and learn what they can do to respond.
Our professionals can customize training to your needs. An excellent example is our work to help church leaders head off what’s been called compassion fatigue. We’ve held eye-opening training sessions for pastors and staff in which they learned that the emotions they were feeling were perfectly normal, and in which they gained practical strategies for protecting their own well-being and family as they serve others.
You can support your members in the challenges they face in daily lives by hosting workshops in which our professionals provide practical guidance on a wide variety of subjects such as parenting and discipline or dealing with issues such as anxiety and depression. Our workshops are presented in ways that encourage participation and give people sound strategies that are consistent with the teachings of your church.
We regularly host pastor roundtables, giving church leaders resources for hard topics they’re facing, and updates on mental health issues they may see in their team and congregation. As with all our services, these efforts are evidence-based and consistent with Biblical principles.
We’re here for you
Please contact us today to discuss your church and congregational needs.