What is the Hospital Visitation Ministry?
The Hospital Visitation Ministry is intended to carry out the instructions of Jesus to "visit the sick." He said that when we respond to someone in need, we are responding to Him. As His ambassadors, we become His hands and His feet in order to be a blessing to those who are hurting. Our ambition is to bring comfort and the gospel message to those who are in our local hospitals, medical centers, recovery homes, and individual residences.
Why do we need a visitation ministry?
Christians are not to be indifferent to those who are suffering. Jesus told us that those who love Him would be easily identified by their simple acts of kindness (see John 13:35). Our aim is to be available, upon request, to bring the love of Christ to those who are confined to their homes or in a hospital bed because of physical injury, sickness, surgery, or terminal illness.
What happens during a visit?
When a crisis seems to be our closest companion, a prayer of faith, a touch of kindness, and a gentle, soft spoken word of assurance can be enough to change the course of a day (see James 5:14–15).
We also believe in the Bible's ability to achieve great results. The Word of God, when directed by the Spirit of God, is able to bring salvation to the lost as well as comfort, encouragement, and healing to the believer (see Psalm 19:7–11).
How do I request a visit?
If you or someone you know is hospitalized or is at home due to an illness and they desire a visit, please let us know by calling the Church Office at (925) 560-6202 or by contacting Pastor Don Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This ministry would not exist if it were not for committed Christian volunteers who willingly give of themselves to serve the Lord in this way. If you would like to become a part of the Hospital Visitation Team, please contact Pastor Don Dickinson at (925) 560-6245 or via email at email@example.com.