Coming alongside others to encourage, pray for, and support...
Christian spirituality, although deeply personal, is always lived out in community. God created us for community. In the Bible, God’s people were always called to live in community. We are the “body of Christ” and each member plays a special role in the life of the body.
The Bible includes many “one another” commands. “Love one another” (John 13:35, 1 John 3:11), “Forgive one another,” (Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13), “Encourage one another,” (1 Thess. 4:18, 1 Thess. 5:11, Hebrews 3:13 and "bear one another's burdens" (Galatians 6:2) are just a few examples. There is one word that captures all of these commands: Compassion. At Pleasant Street, we strive to be a community marked by compassion as we encourage and care for one another.
This ministry of care is carried out in a number of ways.
- Our pastors, elders, and deacons give overall direction to the ministry of care within our church.
- Members are encouraged to belong to small groups, this also becomes an important smaller community of care.
- Focused care ministries. Many of these are listed to the left. Visit the links for more information. You don't need to be a member to take advantage of these incredible ministries. We're here to help!