Pastoral Care is the aspect of our church’s ministry that is concerned with the well being of both individuals and the community. As Christians, pastoral care is first and foremost an attitude of care for each other, which is the responsibility of every church member. Our prayer and goal is that Orchard Hill creates a relaxed and warm environment where ministering and caring for each other within the body of the church is the norm.
Organized Pastoral Care at Orchard Hill is taken care of through:
There are times when crises arise and you need to reach a pastor. If it is during business hours, you may call the church office and be connected with one of the pastors. If it is after business hours or on the weekend, contact Pastor Kathy Bartels at home at 616.551.3455 or on her cell phone at 616.566.0814. She is available night or day.
These are individual volunteers in our congregation that make calls on members of the congregation that are considered shut-in and may need a little extra attention.
Following our morning service, teams of intercessors are available to pray for you and your needs. Simply come forward after the service and request prayer.
These are trained volunteers to give support in long term crisis like death of a loved one, health issues, or divorce. These volunteers will give one on one care in weekly contact with the person in need. To ask for a Stephen’s minister, contact Pastor Kathy Bartels.
Groups are a great place to receive support and care from your church family. When a person is a member of a group, care will usually operate through that community of people.
Email Prayer Line
To have a prayer need placed on the email prayer line, please contact Terri Thompson in the front office by phone or email. To receive the prayer line by email, sign-up via the “Care” tab at the top of this page.
Recognizing the special needs of some of our seniors and Shut-ins, our Visitation Coordinator serves Orchard Hill in a part-time capacity to make home or hospital visits. Contact Visitation Coordinator Bev Buikema or Pastor Kathy Bartels if you believe a call needs to be made.
Pastoral Counseling and Care
If you are in need of an ear to bounce something off of, in spiritual indecision, or need pastoral care, contact Pastor Kathy Bartels at 616.784.4060 ext. 225 or email her at email@example.com.
Compassionate Christian Counseling
Orchard Hill is happy to host Compassionate Christian Counseling in-house. Do not struggle alone. We are here to help! To set up an appointment, call 616.296.2130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.