At CBCGB, loving care, worship, spiritual growth , preaching, fellowship and administration all work together side by side. Here is a brief summary of our care philosophy, a list of our co-workers, our care focus, and a list of loving care's subministries.
1. Our care philosophy: We believe that we should follow what the Lord Jesus has commanded: "As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:34-35). We believe that the Lord Jesus calling his disciples is particularly appropriate today: "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field" (Matthew 9:37-38). Like Christ, we embrace this perspective of the harvest. "When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd" (Matthew 9:36).
2. Our co-workers: We thank the Lord for giving us many CBCGB care co-workers. We have three levels of co-workers: fellowship co-workers, Stephen ministry co-workers, and pastors.
a. Fellowship co-workers: We have about 20+ fellowships. These fellowship groups are the most direct, life-relevant and extensive network caring centers.
b. Special care co-workers: We have about 30 trained Stephen ministries co-workers.
c. Pastor co-worker: We have one full-time care ministries pastor, engaged in special pastoral care as well as the organizing and training of care co-workers.
3. Our care focus: CBCGB is located in the suburbs of Boston. We are particularly focused on new Chinese immigrants who have, over the years, grown in numbers in our surrounding community. These members have included individuals, families, students, and visitors. They have more or less all kinds of needs. They are our potential care receivers.
4. Our projects / ministries: We cite here only a few of the special subministries of the Loving Care ministry:
a. Stephen Ministry: trained on a regular basis, to provide special care to people of the same gender, one-on-one.
b. Benevolence Ministry: to provide limited emergency assistance for those in economic difficulties.
c. Marriage Enrichment Retreat Ministry
d. Job Transition Ministry: Workshops are held from time to time to help members write resumes, prepare for interviews, as well as provide potential job networks and contacts.
e. Newcomers Ministry: Every Sunday, these co-workers greet the church newcomers and connect them with fellowship or ministry groups for follow-up care.