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.

Prayer

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.

Send us a Prayer/Praise Request

One-to-One Care

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:

  • Listening
  • Providing emotional care
  • Giving spiritual mentorship and care
A specific training and commitment is required to be a part of this team. We are accepting applications and, if you are selected, a 50+ hour training process will be provided.

One-to-One Care Volunteer Sign Up

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.

Addiction Care

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

Part 1 – An orientation to foster parenting in Michigan.

Part 2 – Attachment and separation issues.

Part 3 – The impact of foster parenting on the biological children and the foster children.

Part 4 – The licensing process for becoming a foster parent.

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 “age-out homes,” a place where children and teens in the foster care system can go before they turn eighteen. We have opportunities for people in the community and our church to help get these houses in order, donating items for the kids / teens, or being a house mentor and assisting with programs set up to help these children and teens succeed.

Sign up online if you are interested in serving this way.

Cancer Care

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.

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