"Recently, via Equip's Online Prayer Network, our ministry was able to help Amanda, a single mom of two needing housing who faced a life crisis. Without a bridge to a caring home, this family would have been on the streets or needing to seek refuge in a shelter."
Sue, Ministry Leader, Small Group Facilitator, Friend & Helping Hand
Where Love Meets Life
Identity | Our Compassion
Identity. We all have one, regardless of where we fit in life. Some describe self by the work they do. Others categorize themselves by passions, hobbies, interests, assignment, or official roles. At Equip, we feel that there are two basic roles we serve in the world –
1. We are neighbors as we share our space together as persons; and
2. We are human beings.
As a neighbor, I may simply smile or say hello and be open to how the other person responds. As human beings, we may begin simply by being present, honoring the fact that we share our existence and this world together.
Pastoral Care | Confidential Support
Pastoral care helps guide people toward enhancing and meeting their spiritual needs in Christ. Such care provides high-quality, confidential care and support for people experiencing many forms of life difficulties. The objective is always to restore hope, faith, and love in the hearts of others as we recognize value and hope.
Many confront today’s Spiritually-deep, potentially-charged questions of life when faced with crisis and/or challenging circumstance:
1. Who Am I? (Psalm 139)
2. Where did I come from? (Genesis 1)
3. What is my purpose? (1 Cor 10:31)
4. Where am I going? (John 3:16)
Our care is based on the conviction that all human beings are engaged at some level in a journey of life that can be named as “spiritual.” We all make some meaning of our experiences of life. This can be quite tentative and provisional, even barely conscious. But it can also be very highly charged and to the fore of awareness, as we face new and demanding experiences which challenge our previous attempts at making meaning of life. Trained caregivers are equipped through specialized training to walk alongside those experiencing life’s difficulties.