At West Hills, we believe every member has a calling and ministry. If we were to look at the church as a football team, Caregiving Ministry would be the medics and trainers on the team. The medics and trainers aren’t the people who normally get attention and notice, but they serve an important purpose: to get the players up and healthy to play the game. That is what we do in Caregiving Ministry. We join alongside people when they are going through a difficult time. We listen and care, and help them to become strong enough to get back in the game of serving Jesus.
Prayer Requests & Prayer Chain
If you need prayers, please let us know!! We want to be praying for you during all the ups and downs of life as we are on this journey together. Please complete the form below and we'll be sure it gets on the Prayer Chain this week.
..I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
The Practical Needs Ministry shows Christ's love by offering practical care for short term needs in the following areas:
Baby Ministry - care of and support for new parents
Casserole Ministry - offers meals to families after hospitalization or crisis
Homebound Communion - monthly communion for those who are not able to worship with us
Home Partners - pairs active members with homebound members
Hospital Calling Team - care through prayer and hospital visitation
Transportation Team - short term transportation needs
"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God was making his appeal through us." 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)
Members and their families not associated with a covenant or small group are placed under the care of our Caregiving Ambassadors. Each of our Caregiving Ambassadors provide care to approximately 10 to 15 families. Caregiving Ambassadors maintain a relationship with the families and individuals under their care through phone contacts, one-on-one visitation, hospital visitation and through special events such as an annual spring luncheon and special fellowship gatherings.
"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2)
Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who provide Christian one-to-one care for those experiencing difficult life circumstances. Our Stephen Ministers provide an important ministry in our weekly worship services, availing themselves to those who might want to participate in a time of sharing and/or prayer. Stephen Ministers can be linked, on a confidential basis, to those in the midst of transitions or times of crises, such as divorce, death and grief, the loss or change of employment, or a variety of other personal or spiritual difficulties. Stephen Ministers are not counselors, but they are well-trained listeners who will walk beside you during a difficult time in your life.
If you are going through a difficult time and desire a Stephen Minister, you may contact any pastor or one of the following Stephen Ministry leaders. One of them will link you with a Stephen Minister of your same gender. That Stephen Minister will then contact you to begin determining times to meet together.
Bill Spiecker phone: #402-677-4437 email:
Gloria Zinn phone: #402-393-2843 email:
Cathy Voshell phone: #402-301-9434 email: