Care Ministries


Leaders: Jill Dorf, Fred & Joyce Gaskill, Karon Kardatzke

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one (gender matched) lay-leader caring ministry that takes place in our congregation. Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

To be paired with a Stephen Minister or to apply to become a Stephen Minister, contact any of the leaders.

Care ministry Team

The Care Ministry Team is a team of dedicated volunteers who are known for their compassion. Their scriptural mandate is to follow Jesus’ example of proclaiming good news to the poor, binding up the brokenhearted and comforting those who mourn (Luke 4). They desire to embody Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: “I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you visited me.” The team does hospital and shut-in visitation, as well as the Helps and Caring Bears ministries. The Helps ministry provides help for those in need with small jobs around their homes. The Care Ministry Team would like to invite ‘sisters & brothers in the Lord’ to help in one of the following ministry teams:

Hospital Visitation -coordinator Sondra Green
Shut-in Visitation - coordinator Patti Baker
Helps Ministry - coordinator Keith Hammons
Caring Bear Ministry - coordinator Sylvia Carr

If you would like more information or would like to join any of these ministries, please contact the church office (765-643-6695).

grief share

Leaders: Ron Allen & Karon Kardatzke
When: 6:00 pm, Wednesdays
Meeting in the Bessie Byrum room at Park Place Church of God

Grief Share is a 13-week support group designed for anyone who is grieving a loss. If you have lost someone who is important to you, be it a spouse, sibling, other relative, or a friend, you may benefit from this group. Please contact Ron or Karen or visit their website.