We believe care happens best
There are a variety of ways for you to get connected to resources both at Central and in the community!
Call: 616-392-7083 Monday through Thursday, 9AM–5PM
Visit our care room on Sundays in the the lobby
Student Center (Entrance H)
A Christ-Centered 12 step recovery program finding freedom from our hurts, habits, hang ups, addictions, and compulsive behaviors. No registration or sign up required.
Room D309 (Entrance C)
The Landing is not only meant to walk with teens through hurts, hang-ups, and habits, it is also a resource that can be applied to preventing future struggles. No registration or sign up required to attend.
WELLSPRINGS OF FREEDOM
Wellsprings of Freedom is an inner healing and freedom ministry helping broken, wounded, and spiritually oppressed individuals find freedom, hope, and restoration through the power of Jesus Christ.SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION CLASS
Every other Tuesday, 7PM
Student Hub (Entrance H)
It hurts to lose someone. Griefshare is a recovery support group that is led by people who understand what you’re going through and want to help. You will gain access to resources to help you recover and a compunity to help you grow. No need to sign up.
CENTRAL LEGAL SUPPORT
Third Saturdays, 9AM-12PM
45min-1 hour appointments • Cost is $15
We believe that justice should not be limited only to those who can afford it. That is the idea behind Central Legal Support. We provide legal support to those who might not otherwise be able to pay for an expert to review their situation.
Losing a loved one can be overwhelming so we've tried to make the process of having your funeral at Central as easy as possible. Just let the funeral home know you'd like to have your service here, they will contact us, and together we will set up everything you'll need.
Call Central (616.392.7084), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Central Care Room off the lobby on Sunday mornings after each service. Although everyone on our staff cares deeply about the people of Central, a passing conversation on a busy Sunday morning can get lost in the shuffle so reaching out directly to our Care Team is the best of way of assuring your care need is not overlooked.
We have trained volunteers who are there to listen and pray with you. You will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to share what you’re comfortable sharing regarding your circumstances and prayer concerns. We encourage our volunteers not to offer advice, but lead you in seeking God’s guidance through prayer. If follow-up is needed with the Care Team you may be asked to fill out a Care Request form which will be submitted to our Care Team on Monday morning.
Because we believe that Jesus is our best resource, the first step in our care process is always prayer. From there, we will determine other ways we can empower you to move with God through your life circumstances. That could mean a one-on-one visit, resource connections, or a referral to an outside specialist.
Someone from our dedicated team would love to visit you if you are in a local hospital, medical center, recovery center, or homebound. While we care about everyone, we can’t guarantee we’ll be there in person prior to a surgery, but will schedule our visit depending on factors like weather, distance, and availability of our team members. If possible, someone will schedule a brief visit (15-30 mins) to listen, gather information, and pray accordingly. We are committed to, at the very least, praying with you by phone. We reserve the right to review each request on a case by case basis prior to approval.
First, if this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1, or if you’re contemplating suicide, please call 616-396-4357 or text HELLO to 741-741. For non-emergencies, call Central at 616-392-7083, press 1 and leave a detailed message including your name, phone number, and a description of your need. A member of our Care Team will contact you within 24 hours. You can also email us at email@example.com.
We respect your request for information to be confidential. However, we’re mandated to break confidentiality if there’s a threat to harm yourself or others. However, if we do have to break confidentiality, only those personally involved in providing direct care would be privy to your information.
Call Central at 616-392-7083 during regular business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a loved one who has passed away, you may have their funeral here at Central. All you need to do is let the funeral home know that you attend here and you’re planning on having the funeral here. The funeral home will contact us, and we will set up everything you need
If you have gifts of mercy, empathy, hospitality, shepherding, or intercession, our Care Team would love to have you. You can serve monthly in our Care Room, greet newcomers at our Central Connect tables, visit patients in the hospital or other medical facility, enjoy a short-term mentoring relationship, or visit a shut-in. Please send us at email, email@example.com.
Small Groups are a good on-ramp, but if that doesn’t work, a place like Celebrate Recovery is a good place find community, or consider serving in Preschool, the Playland, guest services, worship arts, tech team, student ministries, etc. We know God has given everyone gifts so we invite you to be intentional about finding community here at Central.
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