Care Ministries

There are multiple ways that we care for each other at First Christian Church.  

Below are some of the ways we can help you in your time of need.

  • CareBnB

    CareBnB (Care Benevolence & Beyond) is a ministry to help people in need locally through skills, resources and generosity of our church family and friends. CareBnB (formerly Benevolence Ministry) exists, in part, to enable us to live out Jesus’s guidance on how to be blessed by God through aiding struggling people who are hungry, thirsty, cold, strangers, or in prison.

    “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’

    “Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:34-36; 40 (The Message)

    If you would like to donate electronically to support this ministry, click here.

    We are also always looking for people with special skills and a desire to help others. If you would like to get involved or have questions about this ministry, email the leadership team.

  • Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministry is one-to-one lay care-giving named for Stephen, one of the first seven laypeople called by the church to assist the apostles in caring for others. (You can read Stephen’s story in Acts 6 and 7.) Stephen Ministry is truly ministry—that is, service to others, caring for others in Jesus’ name, doing the work that God has both called and gifted his children to do. Do you feel a calling to care for others who are hurting? Do you desire the personal joy that comes from sharing Christ’s love with people? 

    Watch this short video about Stephen Ministry.

    To learn more about Stephen Ministry, email the leadership team here.

  • Helping Hands - Hot Meal Site

    First Christian Church serves a community hot meal on Saturday's from 4:00 - 5:00p. Please enter through the Franklin Street doors. The doors open at 3:45p. The 3rd Saturday of the month the meal is served at Second Baptist Church.

    If you would like to serve at one of our Helping Hands meals, you can sign up here.  Check out our guidelines for our Helping Hands meals. If you have any questions, send an email to Carol Wilkins, Helping Hands Coordinator.