We want everyone in our church family, whatever age, to be well cared for and nurtured. We naturally care through friendships across the church, and pastoral support is also given through our Home Groups, where we look after and support one another through some of the difficulties of life, both in our meetings and beyond. The Home Group leaders are also there to provide some pastoral support.
We believe God has promised that a great ‘waterfall’ of blessing will come to Jubilee. We want to be ready for that exciting time, hence the desire to see more people free of issues, anxieties, and things of the past which have been hampering their walk with God. We have a great tradition of care and concern at Jubilee both for each other and for folk in the local community. Our home groups provide great support and we regularly pray for each other in them. Outside of these, and our prayers for each other as a natural part of our friendships, at Jubilee we offer prayer ministry in two ways.
Pastoral Prayer Ministry
Prayer Ministry Team
One of the ways we care for each other is through prayer ministry during a Sunday morning service. We have a Prayer Ministry Team that is available to provide this prayer. The team is led by Ros Morgan, who is responsible to Mike Gilson, our elder responsible for pastoral care.
When someone would like more ‘concentrated’ prayer for breakthrough or healing in an area of difficulty or concern, perhaps following prayer on a Sunday morning. Anyone can ask for help from a care team - simply contact Ros or Mike, or indeed any member of the team - and a Care Team’s help can be arranged.
Currently there are five members of the team.
Usually the person would choose the two people they would like to meet and pray with.
Most often we meet at The Jubilee Centre or in the person’s own home.
We tend to meet for about an hour, ideally once a week, for about four or five weeks.
The focus is always on encouraging the person to seek the Holy Spirit for breakthrough. We’re just there to help and encourage. Obviously we can never guarantee that breakthrough will occur but it often does.
The Care Team is willing to help anyone - but it’s best if people aren’t pressured into asking for Care Team prayer support. It has to be a heart decision, and on past experience it’s unlikely to be very effective if the person feels pressured. God’s timing is always perfect.