Just a quick update from the GBC Cares team.
We are continuing to make contact with people we have been caring for on an ongoing basis while also developing additional longer-term strategies for how we can touch base and care for people particularly as the church is "un-gathered."
Care is most effective when it is provided by someone who you are already in relationship with, so we are encouraging everyone to call people you know in our congregation, to reach out and to see how they are going. All LifeGroup leaders have already been encouraged to pay particular attention to connecting with members of their groups. If you are not in a LifeGroup, you might like to consider connecting with one or two people who you regularly talk to after church, or other members of a team you serve on.
While we may be limited in the more practical aspects for caring for one another in these times of physical distancing, we can still show our Big-Hearted, Others-Focus in how we care for each other's spiritual and emotional health at the moment. Our Elders and GBC Cares teams are still able to make calls and pray for people, and Hopefield is still operating and able to offer counselling and other services for people who may need this kind of care.
If you need the support of any of these teams please do get in touch; contact details are below, but let's also keep practicing Congregational Care, and looking out for one another during these unprecedented times.
We’d also love to hear from anyone who’d like to join our team at this time and assist by making contact with people in our congregation. Please send an email to GBC Cares.
Elders: 0410 156 396 or 8515 1999 Email: email@example.com
GBC Cares: 0400 535 637 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefield: 9545 0299 Email: email@example.com