Care & Prayer

We’re here to help.

our dream

We want every person to give and receive genuine care and support

What can I Expect?

We’re a family who cares for each other.  If you need to get in touch with us please call 616.953.0745 or email Care@FearlessFollower.org

Have a need? We work with area partners and have teams of volunteers and professionals in place to help provide prayer and support for you. When you receive care from us or our partners, you can expect to be treated like family. We’re committed to walking alongside people who are in short and long-term seasons of need.

Want to meet a need? When you partner with us to provide care for others, you’ll receive information about area resources, partner with many other committed volunteers and be equipped to walk well with others, leveraging your story, your experience and your gifts.

Have a care need, here are two ways to connect with us:

  1. Call for care or to talk with a pastor at 616.953.0745.
  2. Email our care team at Care@FearlessFollower.org

Submit a prayer request so our church family can pray for you!  Care@FearlessFollower.org

 

Counseling
We partner with Winning at Home and other area counseling centers to provide professional counseling. To learn more contact us.
Shepherding Elders

Shepherding Elders are men and women equipped and ready to walk alongside people needing spiritual care. Shepherding Elders partner with individuals to discuss topics and take steps that bring meaningful help into difficult circumstances.

Contact us for more info. 

Mediation
This panel of trained Christian mediators are available to meet with you to help resolve marital, familial or professional disputes.

Contact us.

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Our next session begins Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Click here to register. For more information, email care@fearlessfollower.org.

Marriage Workshop

For married or pre-married couples we offer Prepare/Enrich, a relationship skill-building program. The workshop generally happens in the Spring and Fall. $40 includes Prepare/Enrich materials for workshop and the cost of a marriage assessment. Contact care@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

Financial Assistance

We offer classes and financial assistance for those who find themselves in a pinch.

Financial Peace University begins on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. For more information and to register, email care@fearlessfollower.org. Scholarships available!

Marriage Mentoring

Marriage Mentors are passionate about helping other couples Prepare/Enrich their marriages. All of our Marriage Mentors have been married a minimum of 15 years and are certified Prepare/Enrich facilitators.

To be mentored or to become a mentor couple contact us.

GriefShare

It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Our next group begins on Monday, Oct. 5 from 6:30-8pm. For more details and to register, email Kathy at kathygp60@gmail.com

Meals
This team provides meal assistance for families in need.

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Women's Healing Journey

Women’s Healing Journey is a support group for women who have been wounded by their partner’s struggle with physical or emotional infidelity and sexual addiction. You don’t have to go through this alone! Our next session begins on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. For more information and to register, email Sara at simmose1@gmail.com

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.

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Celebrate Recovery | Men's & Women's Step Study

Are you looking for a stronger relationship with God and to find freedom from past circumstances? This is a 9 month study that will help process the choices you have made and get freedom from your hurts, habits, and hang ups. The men’s group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30p-7:30p and the women’s group meets on Fridays at 11:00a-12:30p. Both groups meet at Ridge Point. A Zoom meeting option is available. Please contact Amber at amberh@fearlessfollower.org

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DivorceCare

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone! This 13 week course begins on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30pm. Click here to register. For more information, please contact care@fearlessfollower.org.

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Financial Peace University

Are you ready to take control of your finances? Financial Peace University is the class that starts you on your journey to financial freedom. Based on biblical principles, our nine lessons show you how to budget, pay off debt, save, invest for your future, and give generously. This 9 week virtual course will take place via Zoom, and begins on Monday, Oct. 5, from 7:00-7:45pm. The $129.99 registration fee includes an all access pass to Ramsey+, which will give you all the tools you need to transform your financial future. For more details on what is included, click here. Scholarships available! For more information and to register, contact Kevin & Michelle at kevin.burnham@gmail.com or 616-834-3504.

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GriefShare

GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. Beginning October 5 from 6:30-8pm, this 13 week course will connect you with a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone! For more information and to register, please contact Kathy at kathygp60@gmail.com or 616-610-6608.

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Narcotics Anonymous | Women's Group

Find support and community with women who are working through and finding freedom from their addiction. Groups meet on Tuesdays at 7:30p-8:30p at Ridge Point Community Church. If you are not comfortable meeting in person you can still join the group via zoom. Contact Brandi at bspaniola@gmail.com.

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Women's Healing Journey

Healing from betrayal is possible! Please join us beginning on Monday, September 21 from 6:30-8pm for this 10 week support group designed for women who have been wounded by their partner’s struggle with physical or emotional infidelity and sexual addiction. This experience can greatly expand your understanding and aid in healing from the devastation of betrayal. Due to the sensitivity of this issue, we take every precaution to protect participants’ anonymity while helping them cope and heal in a safe, small group environment. For more information and to register, please contact Sara at simmose1@gmail.com or 616-890-5386.

Get involved

 
There are many ways for you to give and receive care at our church. If you’re in a season of need, let us know! If you’re in a season where you can offer care and prayer to others, let us know. Call 616.395.4126 x445.

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Care and Prayer.

Jen Veltema

Care Coordinator
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Mick Knoll

Discipleship Coordinator
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Kate Bareman

Community Life Pastor
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