Care & Support

The Life Church is committed to helping people grow and flourish in every area of their life by providing care and support through connect groups, pastoral care, recovery ministries, outreach ministries and financial education.

Care is provided through the campus that the member attends. Service Pastors are available at each of our locations to help you and pray for anything you may need prayer for. Select the location below that you attend to contact a Service Pastor.


Below you will find most of the resources available to our members and the process for receiving care.

LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups provide some of the best opportunities for people to get to know each other on a deeper level and do life together. Authentic, healthy relationships not only provide connection into church life, but they are also a source of strength, encouragement and joy throughout life’s seasons. They are the first line of care for those in the group when needs arise. Check out our Life Groups here.

PASTORAL APPOINTMENT REQUEST

Pastoral biblical guidance is available to the members of The Life Church. This is not professional counseling, but rather an opportunity for a pastor to give empathy, hope, prayer, guidance, and encouragement based on biblical wisdom.

Members can request an appointment with a pastor by filling out a Pastoral Request Form available at Connection. The Campus Pastor will evaluate and determine who should follow up based on the person, which service they attend and the subject matter. We try to contact them within 24 hours.

HOSPITAL & HOME VISITS

A Life Church team member will visit and pray with members, visitors and/or their immediate family while in the hospital. Members can request a hospital or home visit at Connection or by calling the office at 901.751.0095.

FINANCIAL MINISTRY

Generous House
We invest our resources to help those in the community through our Generous House. The Generous House is an upscale food pantry and clothing closet where all items are free or sold at reduced prices to those who qualify for assistance. Our weekly guests are treated with respect and dignity in an environment of joy and faith for a better future. Guests to Generous House may shop for food twice a month and clothing once a month. Guests may sign in between 10a–12p. Generous House is open on Mondays and Wednesdays. When all guests who are signed in have been served, we close for the day (usually ends around 2p). Potential guests can get more information about hours and requirements, by calling 901.737.9006.

Benevolence Process
We have some financial resources set aside to help members of the church who are in financial need. This is done on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Campus Pastor. Members will meet with one of our trained Crown Money Coaches who help guide them in creating/using a budget, help assess their need, provide practical advice to help in the situation and if needed, suggest the type of assistance the church may provide.

Members may fill out a Financial Ministry Packet at Connection or send an email to
moneycoaching@thelifechurch.com
to be connected directly to a money coach. For immediate needs of members, such as food and clothing, we can help them directly through resources in our Generous House.

DEATH & FUNERALS

Pastors at The Life Church do help with funeral preparation and funeral services to members and their immediate family. The Campus Pastor should be notified and they will reach out to the family. Depending on availability, we are able to host funerals at the church if needed. Pastors will work with funeral directors and family to plan services and help officiate or participate in the service if desired.

Team leaders and Connect Group leaders are typically called upon to help with care and support, by offering prayer, encouragement, home visits and meal preparation for the affected family.

GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a 13 week Christ-centered grief recovery class. Each week the group will watch a video seminar on DVD. The videos cover topics essential to recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format and feature interviews with grief recovery experts, dramatic reenactments, on-location video and real-life stories of people who have experienced the death of a loved one.

After viewing the video, the group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in their lives. During the week, they will have the opportunity to use their workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out their emotions through journaling. The group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

Who should attend?
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief such as a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions.

When to Join a GriefShare Group
People are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so they do not have to attend in sequence. They will find encouragement and help whenever they begin. They will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos they have not seen.

For more info on GriefShare, please contact Joe & Sabrina Stanfield at
jsstanfield@thelifechurch.com
.

PREMARITAL EDUCATION

We have outlined steps to help couples build a satisfying, love and grace-filled marriage that will last a lifetime. Through the years, we have seen God’s best come from solid, intentional preparation for marriage. The time couples spend during their engagement should be viewed as an investment in the life that they will live together.

The wedding process at The Life Church will take about six months to complete and is available to members of The Life Church. This length of time should allow you time to complete the marriage preparation materials, meet our pre-marital education requirements, and carefully plan your wedding with one of our coordinators.

For more info on this process, check out Weddings at The Life Church.