Community & Congregational Care
Promoting health, healing, and wholeness after the example of Christ
To nurture the body of Christ along the continuum of wellness for the healing and well being of the church and community.
To support and assist the members, constituents, and community in promoting health, healing, and wholeness after the example of Christ.
What We Do
Community and Congregational Care focuses on supporting and assisting members of congregations/constituents, clergy and their communities with activities that relate to health education, prevention, and wellness. The overall goal is to find balance among all the dimensions that comprise wellness: emotional, spiritual, physical, mental, and social.
Community and Congregational Care does not have one single formula as to how it functions. There is some commonality in the services that are typically provided. These include, but are not limited to: prayer and healing; hospital and home visitation; health education, screenings, and fairs; advocacy; mental health awareness and education; and interventions.
Community and Congregational Care has a focus on collaboration and networking with others connected to similar interests, with a deep concern for and commitment to something greater than self. Community and Congregational Care is made up of individuals who are motivated by strong beliefs, principles, ethics, and values with the desire to serve others with altruism and compassion grounded in faith.
Community and Congregational Care DOES NOT provide medical care, diagnostic screenings, home health care or any service/procedure that is invasive or falls within the scope of the practice of a licensed health professional.
St. Paul's Community and Congregational Care ministry is always looking for volunteers with a passion for helping others. If you feel this may be your calling or spiritual gift, please contact Renae Schunk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-237-2163 ext. 152.