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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also listed on the ICISF website at https://icisf.org/cism-team-listings/ under “CISM Support.”