Hospital or Country Club? Who feels most at home in your church? Broken, hurting people or the socially well-adjusted with seemingly no problems?
Equipping the Church for Personal Ministry
Jesus said, It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:31-32). The Institute for Pastoral Care exists to help churches cultivate a culture that is consistent with the mission of Jesus. This is accomplished by equipping the body of Christ to:
- Grow in an awareness of their need of Jesus and how a relationship with him impacts how they face their daily problems.
- Grow in an awareness of others' need of Jesus and how relationships are the context where people find help.
When this two-fold relational dynamic is working in the life of a local church, a culture of grace and growth will emerge that is in keeping with Jesus' mission for the entire body of Christ. Each local church will experience qualitative growth which will most likely result in quantitative growth.
The Institute for Pastoral Care is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donations are tax-deductible.