We firmly believe that a healthy church is one with good pastoral care and support across the fellowship. Jesus reminds us that we’ll be recognised as His disciples by the quality of love for one another (John 13:34-35). Pastoral care and discipleship are implicitly linked together; love, encouragement and support enable us to grow and become well rooted and rounded people confident of the Gospel, our identity in Jesus Christ and how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of life.
As a fellowship every believer has a role and part to play in pastoral care, from ministers and leadership team right through to every member and friend of the church. The way this happens varies, sometimes by focused and intentional help when crisis or particular problems arise, but often by ongoing expressions of care, support and love are demonstrated through the web of friendships and relationships within the church family.
Pastoral Prayer Group
Belonging and Growing
We believe passionately that God loves you and hears us when we pray. Throughout the Bible people cry out to God in their need asking for help, forgiveness, peace, healing, deliverance and rescue. The Psalms are a great source of inspiration and examples of what you can pray and how to pray.
Again and again the Scriptures declare that the Lord hears us and responds to our prayers. In the New Testament, Paul writes in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
As a church we can testify to this; God is faithful and compassionate. He brings assurance as we intercede and pray. A Christian writer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, said, “Intercession means no more than to bring our brother or sister into the presence of God, to see him or her under the cross of Jesus as a poor human being and sinner in need of grace.” The Pastoral Prayer Group is willing to pray for you and your situation.
You can send us a prayer request by either speaking to one of the team directly or by filling in the prayer request box below.