Care and Support Teams
Providing compassionate care for the community.
The local care & support ministry is aimed at caring for others in times of need. We strive to tackle issues of poverty, hunger and deterioration that exist in our church and in our local community. As acute needs come to our attention, our Care & Support Leaders collectively provide the love, care and resources needed to tackle minor and complex life situations.
We believe in the power of prayer.
We know God is listening when we bow our heads together & send up praise and requests for guidance. Do you have a prayer request we can help you with? Or maybe a praise that you want to express? Whether you tell us in person or fill out the form below, we are here to provide those extra prayers and praises. Please send us your specific request and our team will pray for you and respond to you via email.
If you are interested in joining our prayer team, please sign up online.
Providing Christian Care to People Facing Life’s Challenges
This ministry is made of willing and trained individuals available to help men & women 18yrs and older who are going through challenging times. With one-to-one care there’s no problem too small. We help people with issues ranging from grief to divorce, serious illness to job loss, loneliness to disability to relocation and other life difficulties.
Volunteers with this ministry are trained through a program called Stephen Ministry. Discussions are confidential and completely free. Meetings may be weekly, or as often as necessary, for as long as necessary. Stephen Ministers are people you can trust. They are not counselors, pastors or therapists, but well-trained and compassionate people who are simply here to listen and help.
Sign up for One-to-One Care Assistance
How Can I Be a Volunteer?
Do you enjoy the gift of listening, mentoring, and encouraging? Do you enjoy personal contact with others when serving Christ? Then you might be the perfect match for our One-to-One Care Team!
As a volunteer you will support the needs of others by:
- Providing emotional care
- Giving spiritual mentorship and care
Financial Peace University
Letting God guide our finances.
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
Small Group Setting
Financial Peace University (FPU) classes are held in the Fall and Winter. Please contact Kara Follman for more info.
REBOOT - Veteran/EMT/Police PTSD Care
Starting Sept. 21st: REBOOT – PTSD Trauma Care
REBOOT is a 12-week program that helps families who are challenged with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and offers a healing course, while rebuilding strong character and engaging in a healthy community. Most commonly, PTSD is associated with veterans or military personnel, but other traumas can trigger PTSD like accident or death. This group will meet Thursday evenings at 6:30 at Venture Church, September 21st to December 14th. Join REBOOT at the Sign-Up Station.
Provide a Warm Meal to Someone in Need
The Venture Meal Team prepares & delivers meals to families and individuals who are going through trying times. For more information please contact Sandra Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reclaim Your Future.
Venture Addiction Care provides support and encouragement for those struggling with—or relationally affected by—hurts, habits, and addictions. You’ll experience a safe, confidential place to be heard and understood while working through a Christian recovery process. You’ll find people with struggles, addictions, pain—and a deep desire to get well and move toward a new life.
When does Addiction Care meet?
7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Venture Church Building:
8457 East Highland Rd. Howell, MI 48843
If you need to speak to the Addiction Care leader please contact Jeff Sheetz at 248-981-8263.
Participants gather together for teaching and confidential small group that are gender- and issue-specific:
- Alcohol or substance abuse or addiction
- Sexual integrity issues (including pornography or sexual addictions)
- Co-dependence (those affected by a loved one’s addiction, including adult children of alcoholics/addicts)
- Food issues or addictions
- Gambling issues or addiction
Foster Care & Adoption
Orphans and children in foster care are in need of parents and mentoring adults that will open up their loving homes and invite them into their family and the larger family of Christ. This is why Venture has started Project: His Kids. Whether you want to nurture an infant or child, or if you have a heart for older teens and want to help guide them into adulthood, please inquire how you can be a part of this vital ministry.
Foster Parenting Info Videos: What You Need to Know
Other Ways to Help
If you would like to help with this ministry, but are unable to open your home for foster care we have other ways that you can serve. Part of what this ministry does is “Respite Care” for foster and adoptive families. We have opportunities for people in the community and local churches to volunteer. People that may not be able to foster or adopt can spend the second Saturday of every month playing with foster & adoptive children while their parents/guardians take this time to go do necessary work or go to training or just breathe. We will provide volunteers with free trauma training.
Sign up online if you are interested in serving this way.
Care & guidance when you need it most.
The discovery of cancer can be an unpredictable and frightening season in life. The Cancer Support Ministry is a Bible-based support group designed to help anyone affected by the painful circumstances of cancer. Whether battling cancer currently or acting as a loving caregiver, this ministry provides a place for individuals to share stories, stresses, worries and celebration.
Our mission is to reach out to our church family and beyond by creating a confidential environment that merges biblical, emotional, social and practical support.
This is a bible-based support group designed to help anyone affected by the painful circumstances of cancer – any type of cancer and any stage of cancer. Whether you are a patient battling cancer currently or in the past, or acting as a caregiver, this ministry provides a place for individuals to share stories, concerns, and hope.
Please contact the group leader, Cherie Reiche, with any questions and to find out when the next support group will start.
Rebuild Your Life After the Separation.
Divorce Care Small Groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of divorce and move toward rebuilding your life. Meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Biggby Coffee on M59 in Hartland. For more information, please contact Matt Winger at 248-802-3522.
Lean on Venture during this tough transition.
The Compassion team is here to serve you and our community at Venture. Contact us so that the funeral gathering and the people grieving receive Christ-centered care and personal support.
Please contact Tony at email@example.com anytime to schedule a meeting.