Our We Choose ministry initiative is shaped by our Core Values, the foundational pillars of discipleship. It also represents the strategic way we budget, allocate, discuss, raise, and spend resources in a manner that will help us accomplish the mission God has given us. We are excited to share these updates of how we have seen discipleship in the context of community flourish through our current We Choose plan.
Having a family member with special needs or mental health challenges can not only be difficult from day to day, it can also be incredibly isolating. Many members of our church family are walking this road—taking their loved one to countless appointments, tracking treatments, and working tirelessly to help them through unique challenges.
This year, we have been excited to offer The Caregiver’s Journey, a class and care group for those caring for loved ones with mental health difficulties or special needs. This curriculum is designed to help participants understand their own brokenness and find hope in the gospel, which will equip them to care for their loved ones better.
One couple had this to say about their experience:
"For the last few years, we have felt a bit isolated as we have tried to navigate the challenges of parenting a child with special needs. We were longing for a community of believers who could relate to our situation.
To sit in a room with others who truly understand and to spur each other on in our own personal relationships with the Lord so that we can be better equipped to love and serve our children has been so helpful. Our group members not only empathize with our parenting journey, but they also challenge our way of thinking through the lens of Scripture, lift us up in prayer, and encourage us."
What a blessing to see the gospel at work in people’s lives! We hope you will join us in celebrating this new ministry and pray for all those involved—leaders, participants, and family members. To learn more about The Caregiver’s Journey and when it will next be offered, click below.