Care Team is a part of the Dream Team at Turning Point Church.
The purpose of this team is to serve as an extension of our Pastoral Staff. Care Team is to assist with immediate spiritual, emotional and physical needs to help people within the Turning Point Church community.
Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law [love God and love people] of Christ.”
The Care Team facilitates four primary areas: Hospital Visitation, Shut in Visitation, Meals and Spiritual Life Coaching. Our goal at Turning Point Church is to be able to effectively minister to each person that calls Turning Point their church home and share with them the message of hope. In order to do this with excellence, we need the Care Team to help walk alongside individuals and encourage them toward their next step on their faith journey.
Please take the time fill out the Ministry Intake Form below.
-Turning Point Church does not employ professional counselors or offer any professional counseling services
-Instead we provide one-on-one ministry based upon sound biblical principles
If you have a need or emergency that must be met after church office hours, please call this emergency contact line: (208) 243-9181
Care Team Leaders:
COVID-19 Emotional Support | Healthy Living
MANAGING ANXIETY AND STRESS
If you are experiencing high levels of anxiety during these uncertain times, that is normal. Your body sends you information to alert you whenever it senses a threat. Know that you are processing your anxiety in healthy ways when you’re able to stay relaxed and make rational decisions without feeling overwhelmed or withdrawing. Anxiety can push us to take care of ourselves, but too much anxiety can become problematic. Below are some resources to help you manage your anxiety and stress levels. We’ve also included some information about how to determine when it might be time to ask a counselor or pastor for help.
SIX HEALTHY TIPS TO HELP YOU COPE DURING THE PANDEMIC:
Create a routine. Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. If you’re working from home, establish a start time and an end time. This can help create a sense of normalcy and predictability.
Stay connected to others. Use technology to stay connected to friends, family, and co-workers by calling, texting, emailing, and videoing with one another. Connect with people who will be present, compassionate, and good listeners.
Stay connected to your community. Actively seek ways to stay plugged in. Use technology to watch church services online. Support local businesses by buying gift cards for a later date or buying lunch for those on the front lines. Volunteer your time to help your local schools or nonprofits distribute food and essentials to your community.
Take care of your body. Do things that help you feel better and relieve stress. Eat healthy foods, get plenty of rest, practice stretching and breathing exercises, and move your body daily (e.g., yoga, walking, dancing).
Access reliable media resources in small doses. Stay informed, but limit the amount of time you check the news to once or twice a day to prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed.
Limit addictive behaviors. Distracting yourself and finding ways to seek relief from what’s going on around you is normal. However, pay attention to how much time you’re spending on television and social media. Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake.
WHEN IS IT TIME TO ASK FOR HELP?
Often we are able to navigate life’s challenges by ourselves or with help from family and friends. However, there are times when we need to get help from a doctor or counselor. Here are a few indicators that it might be time to seek professional help:
- Struggle is preventing you from functioning in a healthy way or is significantly impacting your quality of life.
- It’s difficult to resolve an issue through your own ways of coping.
- Your current coping mechanisms (e.g., overuse of alcohol or drugs) are potentially destructive.
- You are overwhelmed to the point where negative emotions are dominating the way you feel.
- You are feeling hopeless and/or losing interest in things that used to bring you joy.
- Negative thoughts are preventing you from thinking clearly and making healthy decisions.
- You’re experiencing heightened social conflict or a desire for increased social withdrawal that is difficult to control.
Note that thoughts of self-harm or the desire to harm others require immediate attention, including telling family and friends that care about you and contacting a suicide prevention center and/or other resources listed below. If you feel like you are in immediate danger or are a danger to others, go to a behavioral health hospital for an assessment or seek medical attention by dialing 911.