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

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

Submit a prayer request so our church family can pray for you!


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. 

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

Contact us.


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.

For more information, email

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 for more information.
Financial Assistance

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

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.

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.

For more information, please contact 

This team provides meal assistance for families in need.

Contact Us.

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! For more information, email Sara at

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.

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

Leaning on God's Hope Book Study

Join author and Fearless Follower, Jamie Tidd, for a study on her newly released book, Leaning on God’s Hope: Moving from Grief to Gratitude. Jamie was living the life she’d always dreamed of until her marriage ended in divorce and a tragic accident took the lives of her children. In this book study, participants will learn how Jamie navigated the stages of grief and found hope in God through it all. If you need encouragement after a rough season of life, please join us! This 7 part book study will meet on Mondays from 6:30-8pm, beginning November 16. Register here or contact for more information.


DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays

When a marriage ends, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future. Join us Tuesday, November 17 from 6:30-8:30pm, and learn how you can set your holiday season up for success this year!

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

Mick Knoll

Discipleship Coordinator


Kate Bareman

Community Life Pastor
Email Kate