PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES
For more info or to schedule an appointment, contact 973-783-1010 (ext. 341) or
Pastoral Care is focused on helping people – who are experiencing personal, marital, and spiritual challenges – overcome their struggles using biblically-based practices. The staff is comprised of lay Christians; individual and group sessions are available through appointment.
Christ Church Chaplaincy Ministry
The Christ Church Chaplaincy Ministry provides emotional and spiritual care to those in need within the congregation’s membership during serious illness, high-risk pregnancy, loss of a loved one, homelessness, divorce, and other life-altering events.
Pastoral Care provides compassionate support to those dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. The team is trained to not only help with the grieving and healing process, but to assist with the planning of funeral and memorial services as well.
Dedicating your baby is a public testimony of your intent to raise your child in the Christian faith, with the hope that he or she will one day make a personal commitment to Christ as their Savior. Dedications are held on the fourth Sunday of each month, at the last scheduled Sunday service. Parents and guardians who want to have their child dedicated must attend a pre-dedication class. To begin the process, simply click here to fill out the Baby Dedication Application Form.
Is your marriage in need of a tune-up? Do you and your spouse want to build a stronger, healthier relationship?
If this seems like you, Christ Church offers ENRICH, a marriage enrichment program designed to help married couples build a more satisfying relationship.
What is ENRICH?
ENRICH is a customized couples assessment that identifies strengths and growth areas. It is one of the most widely used programs for marriage enrichment.
What are the major goals of the ENRICH program?
There are several goals of the ENRICH program. In order to achieve these goals there are exercises designed to help couples improve their relationship skills. The program helps couples:
* Explore strength and growth areas
* Strengthen communication skills
* Identify and manage major stressors
Is there a cost for the ENRICH Program?
Yes, there is a minimal one-time cost for the initial inventory.
Sessions led by trained facilitators are available by appointment through Pastoral Care. Currently, the program is only available to active Christ Church members.
Are you facing financial hardship or struggling to make ends meet? Or perhaps you need a strategy for eliminating debt, or creating a budget for yourself or family? If any of this applies to you, then you are a candidate for financial coaching. Trained and certified individuals are available by appointment to assist in better financial management, practical suggestions for budgeting, and assistance in prioritizing long-term financial objectives.
What is Guided Prayer?
Guided Prayer is an inner-healing ministry of Christ Church.
Who is eligible to receive it?
Guided Prayer is a resource for people who desire to reach their full potential. Through the help of the Holy Spirit, participants identify and work through unresolved issues.
- Guided Prayer is NOT counseling, it IS prayer ministry that is Christ-centered, Bible-based, and Holy Spirit-led.
- Through encounters with God and his truth, many people experience significant breakthrough in specific areas of need.
How do I identify areas to address during a Guided Prayer appointment?
- Do you experience strong emotions that seem out of place?
- Do you struggle with anger, fear, anxiety, panic, phobias?
Private sessions are offered with a trained prayer facilitator and a team of intercessors. Appointments are approximately 1–2 hours in length.
If you’re interested in getting baptized, or just curious, you are on the right track. Baptism literally means to be immersed in water. It is a physical act of obedience by which a person identifies himself or herself with Jesus’ death, burial, and Resurrection.
Baptism services are held several times each year and candidates are asked to attend a pre-baptismal class. For more information, contact PastoralCare@ChristChurchUSA.org or 973-783-1010 (ext. 216).
Referrals to Outside Agencies/Ministries
The Pastoral Care department’s goal is to connect people with resources and/or resource providers in the community when the current need and situation is outside of Christ Church’s ability to fully meet it. A comprehensive database is maintained of organizations and ministries that provide assistance to individuals and families related to the following needs:
* Emergency services * Food banks * Professional counseling * Treatment programs