The purpose of the Congregational Care Ministry is to provide an organized way of caring for members’ needs by:

Nurturing the body, mind, and spirit in health and illness;
Equipping members to serve each other;
Praying for and with each other;
and assisting to provide Care and compassion to our NEPC members and their families.


GriefShare® – This ministry is a grief recovery support group for individuals and families experiencing the loss of a loved one.  Each of the 13-week sessions includes a video-based seminar followed by small group discussion and a workbook for daily reflection and Bible study.

Shepherding Ministry – Individuals or families who are seniors or are home-bound with illness are entrusted to the care of an elder or deacon. Shepherds visit their “flock” regularly to provide spiritual and relational support.

Care Team Network – This ministry provides individuals or families with a team of volunteers who are dedicated to providing care in an organized way during a crisis situation or long term illness.

Senior Bus Transportation Ministry – Each Sunday, volunteer bus drivers assist in picking up seniors who live in nearby retirement communities to attend the 11:15 a.m. worship service.  Transportation also provided for special Easter and Christmas Eve services.

Senior Solos – This ministry provides opportunities for fellowship and social activities for single adults over age 55.  The group functions as a support system for each other.  A luncheon is hosted four times a year in the Grand Hall with a devotional message and/or entertainment.

Homebound Communion – Pastors and Elders serve communion to our homebound members periodically or as requested.

Rev. John Ropp
Pastor of Visitation
803-451-4655
jropp@nepres.com

Rev. Eric Walter
Pastor of Congregational Care
803-451-4660
ewalter@nepres.com