BEARING ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Material and Physical Help
Our deacons stand ready to minister to those within our congregation in need and distress, through help and service. Theirs is an office of sympathy and service, so if you are in need of physical or material help and would like to speak with one of our deacons, they would be pleased to serve you.
The Women’s Ministry Care Team is comprised of volunteers who want to provide encouragement and support to anyone in the NPC family. Some examples of the tangible types of support provided: babysitting, taking meals to someone, cooking freezer meals for future use, cleaning, and providing transportation.
Spiritual Help and Counsel
The “cure of souls” is how saints of old used to describe one facet of pastoral ministry. We still consider that indispensable—bringing the gospel to bear on the lives of sinners and sufferers. If you’re needing pastoral counsel, contact Pastor Davy.
Shepherding is at the heart of what it looks like to be an elder. That's why in the Bible, elders are enjoined to "shepherd the flock of God that is among you" (1 Peter 5:2) and to "pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood" (Acts 20:28).
Caring for the spiritual welfare of the church and walking alongside members through joys and trials, sins and struggles, is at the heart of our elders' calling.
Prayer and Encouragement
The prayer chain is one concrete way that we uphold one another in prayer. If you call NPC your church home and would like to submit a request for the NPC prayer chain, please use the link below to tell us how we can pray for you.
Stephen Ministry offers confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are experiencing a difficult time. Stephen ministers are lay NPC members trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide weekly support as long as the need persists.