While Stephen Ministry offers primarily emotional and spiritual care, Deacon Ministries focuses on ministering to Bethany members and regular attenders experiencing hardship in practical ways. Four areas of practical need outline the scope of this effort:
Material Assistance – Financial assistance, personal budget planning and management, and employment coaching.
Care Visitation – Hospitalization and rehab, shut-ins, widows, single moms, and new baby support.
Practical Helps – Household maintenance, transportation, relocation, meals, and childcare support.
Crisis Support – Bereavement, unemployment, extended or terminal illness, domestic violence, separation or divorce, and other emergencies.
To hear more about how you can become a Deacon Ministries volunteer, contact Pastor Don Riggs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing a season of hardship with needs in one or more of the areas described here, we invite you also to contact us. We will meet with you, assess your particular concern together, and come alongside you to minister in whatever way may be most helpful.