CARE at VOX
At VOX Community we highly value our people's need for emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical care. This next year we are developing additional resources in efforts to support your journey toward healing and understanding. Currently, we have a few options for beginning your journey and addressing some of the needs you may have.
This year we are excited to offer you new workshops related to the mental, emotional, and spiritual care needs at VOX Community. We have partnered with The Freedom Center, a new facility that exists to provide different forms of counseling, coaching, and spiritual care for the local community.
These workshops are hosted by Karrie Garcia where she will provide training on many different topics over the next year. RSVP is helpful for us to plan for hospitality purposes, but not necessary for attendance.
These trainings are not only beneficial for those looking for insight into steps regarding their own personal care, but also as tools for you and how you learn to care for those in your own spheres of influence and community around you.
All Workshops are hosted at The Freedom Center @ Bridge Community Church
Over the past two years we've developed a team of Community Pastors who act as our core leadership for the community. Their role is to serve directly along side you, providing home visits, hospital visits, officiate weddings and funerals etc.
It is our hope, that our people ultimately see these folks as their pastors and friends. Caring for our people beyond expectation, praying constantly for you and our church, and becoming the unmistakable representation of peacemaking in our neighborhoods.
The Community Pastors serve as volunteers (unpaid) in conjunction with the Staff, meeting quarterly to keep in step with vision and direction for the organization. These folks are currently hand selected from our Sunday Teams who have shown excellent character traits that align with VOX's core values.
What is a Process Group?
A Process Group is a safe space designed for a small number of people to engage, share, and explore selected criteria presented by a facilitator. These groups are short term commitments, often 8-10 weeks at a time. In some cases the content may be relevant to your specific needs while simultaneously helpful for an attender for experience and training purposes for future pastoring or coaching opportunities.
In partnership with Freedom Movement, they have offered two new process groups to attend.
VOX Community is currently expanding our commitment to invest ministry finances towards mental health resources. As part of this effort we have offered to pay 50% of the price for these workshops for you to attend. Partnering with Freedom Movement provides us affordable access to professionally developed content and curriculum. Furthermore, Freedom Movement’s core function is to partner with churches and their people in order to bring awareness and healing to the mental health epidemic.
The Process groups are intended to act as an experience and a resource for you. Our vision for the church is to become a type of people, not prop up a certain kind of place. We hope that we can equip our people to engage the mental health crisis in their communities, among their friends and families. A process group is a great opportunity to gather tools for how to process with others and experience it for yourself. Have you thought of how you’re going to handle when someone shares with you, I am struggling with depression, anxiety, or my mental health and I need help? At the rising rate of this issue, it isn’t a matter of if someone will ask you, but when. These resources are our way to develop and help you to be prepared.
*NEW PROCESS GROUPS COMING IN 2019 | More to Come…