Care is Intentional

I believe I care about people. I believe they matter - to God and to me. 

But if I'm honest, I've had to learn what care looks like. And I'm still learning.

CARE is NOT

  • control over someone else’s life or journey
  • managing their next step
  • being their hero
  • protecting someone from consequences
  • having the right things to say
  • necessarily “understanding”

However, CARE IS

  • entering someone else’s journey
  • helping them discover their next step
  • being adequate
  • walking with them through the pain of consequences
  • listening more than talking
  • saying, “me too”

What if you could learn...

  • how to listen - not only to words, but to someone's heart?
  • how to leverage your own brokenness in order to step with love into the brokenness of someone else?
  • to journey with someone whose shame is binding, confusing and masking their true identity?
  • to avoid some of the ridiculous things people say to someone hurting?
  • what to say instead - that isn't cliche or a platitude - but actually helpful?
  • how to walk alongside someone who is wrestling with an addiction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety disorder or some other mental and/or emotional and/or relational struggle?

You can. 

If you call Granger Community Church your church home, and you want to practice intentional care; if you want to hone the innate gift already within you; if you are willing to come alongside others who are struggling, then I'm inviting you to submit your application/profile (so we can understand a bit about you) and get these Care Mentor Training dates on your calendar: 

  • Saturday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  AND 
  • Tuesdays, July 18, 25 and August 1, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

People matter. Too much for us to NOT learn how to care with the LOVE of Abba, Son and Spirit. 

Get more info and apply here