It’s important to be extra sensitive about self-care—especially during these challenging times. We want to make sure that if you need help of any kind, you’re getting the care you need. That’s why we’ve put together the following helpful resources:
Please enjoy our mental health series that deals with common challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to see a list of local and national mental health resources. Qualified and certified people are standing by at these agencies to help you or someone you know.
Please note, that while our Pastoral Care team does everything in its power to help those who come to us in need, due to our limited resources, certain aspects of our ministry are limited to Christ Church members. However, we make every effort to provide alternatives to nonmembers if this situation arises.
Our Care Groups, which are currently available online only, are designed to encourage you and help facilitate your healing process. We also want you to know about some available resources that could be helpful to you or a loved one during a time of need. Take a look below to learn more.
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.
The program helps couples:
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.
Guided Prayer is an inner-healing ministry of Christ Church and a resource for people who desire to reach their full potential.
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 or to sign-up for Water Baptism click here.
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:
Alpha Omega Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)
Christ Church’s Alpha Omega Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is an official “Hotline Team” according to the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
The team is poised to serve anyone that may be in need of crisis intervention, also referred to as “psychological first aid,” in the immediate aftermath of a crisis, trauma, or disaster. We can be contacted anytime at 973-783-1010 (ext. 340) or via email at email@example.com.
We are also listed on the ICISF website at https://icisf.org/cism-team-listings/ under “CISM Support.”