Care & Development of Women

Providing care and development structures for women is a new initiative introduced this year in CG Midtown's 3x3x3 Vision for 2018. Here you'll find resources and updates on progress from our Care & Development of Women gatherings, as well as new structures created to empower women as we continue to pursue interdependence together.


Pastoral & Urgent Care for Women at CG Midtown

Providing pastoral care for women at Common Ground is a significant part of our 3x3x3 Interdependence Vision for 2018. Currently, pastoral care happens at a structural level within the house church setting, with a male staff pastor, or possibly with a female staff/elder. What follows is a proposal to provide women a clear path for urgent pastoral care.

Pastoral care (and counsel) is broadly defined, but probably could be understood by the following categories:

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Prayer Ministry

Having someone pray for you (like Jesus in Romans 8:34).

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Spiritual Direction

Having someone listen to you and provide guidance through the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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Biblical Guidance

Having someone disciple you by anchoring you in God’s word.   

Based on these categories, we have asked three women in community at CG Midtown to use their spiritual gifts and ministry experience to help with pastoral care for women:

Joyce Blake
Prayer Ministry

BJ Walker
Spiritual Direction

Sandee Falk
Biblical Guidance

Each of these women are fully capable of providing care in other areas of pastoral care, but have chosen a specific area based on their giftings and experience.

Process for Pastoral Care

The process for women seeking urgent or pastoral care is as follows: Using the buttons above, please contact either Joyce, BJ, or Sandee and provide the following information:

  • Name and email address
  • How long you've attended CG Midtown
  • Are you enrolled in a House Church and, if so, which one
  • Briefly describe what you would like to discuss in your time together

(A pre-populated email message with this outline should be provided for you when you use the buttons above.)

You'll meet with Sandee, Joyce, or BJ one to three times, depending on the nature of the discussion, and be provided with a plan for further pastoral care (if needed). 

As always, women at CG Midtown are welcome to reach out to our full-time pastors, Jim Matthies and Jeff Reichanadter, for pastoral care, as well.