At-Home Ministry volunteers bring the church home to members who are not physically able to attend worship or activities. They visit, send cards and letters, remember birthdays and anniversaries and pray for members who may live in assisted living, nursing homes or their own home. Most of our At-Home members have attended church all of their lives and they deeply miss church fellowship. Ministry Contact: Barry Daniel
Rays of Hope Cancer Support Ministry
Our cancer support ministry is called Rays of Hope. It is a support group for cancer patients, their families and friends to share fears, feelings and stories and find hope and encouragement. Contact Diane Head or Ron Head. Ministry Contact: Leisa Borders
Beneath HIS Wings Support Group
Beneath HIS Wings is a support group for family members (parents, spouses, siblings, and grandparents) who have a loved one struggling with substance abuse. This is a secure place to talk with other people who are experiencing or have experienced similar struggles. This is a group where you can express fears and concerns associated with substance abuse, find encouragement, seek guidance, and pray for one another. Participants do not have to be members of our church.Contact Brian Hinton for more details. All information is kept confidential.
Homeschool Support Ministry
Homeschool Support Ministry is for homeschool families in our church and for those considering homeschooling. Ministry Contact: Andy Wilbanks
Hope and Healing After Divorce
Hope and Healing After Divorce is a support group designed to minister to those who have experienced the loss of a marriage. Participants are encouraged to apply the gospel to their situation of brokenness and seek to find wholeness in Jesus Christ alone. Discussion topics include loneliness, bitterness, anger, making godly choices for the future and what the Bible teaches about divorce and remarriage.
Group size is limited. Membership with Hunter Street is not a requirement for Hope & Healing. Ministry Contact: Kerry Jones
Nursing Home Ministry
Nursing Home Ministry volunteers visit local nursing homes to encourage, comfort and minister to the elderly. Ministry Contact: Barry Daniel
Prayer Ministry volunteers pray weekly for specific spiritual, emotional, relational and physical needs of the Hunter Street family and community. Ministry Contact: Leisa Borders
Special Needs Support Ministry
Special Needs Support Ministry helps families whose child may have a chronic illness, disability or mental handicap. Ministry Contact Spencer Knight
Business Owners Support Ministry
Business Owners Support Ministry is for business owners and those who may be thinking of starting a business. They meet to encourage and support one another and to learn from other business owners in a Christian environment. Contact John Burch. Ministry Contact: Spencer Knight
This is a support group ministry to help men overcome the bondage of pornography. Pornography is a silent killer that will affect every facet of your life. But through the gospel we have the opportunity to lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely and look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. If you, a friend, or your husband needs help to grow in purity, contact Brian Hinton. All information is kept confidential.
New Life Men’s Bible Study
This is a group Bible study for men who are struggling with or in recovery from alcoholism. The group meets on a regular schedule to grow in Christ-likeness by studying God’s word, to minister to one another, and to share common experiences.
Here’s how one member of the study describes the change in his life:
“I began to feel that my situation was hopeless. I had given up my family for alcohol. I couldn’t blot out my intolerable situation anymore. I asked God for help. He sent someone that opened the door for me, to become willing and to accept spiritual help. I’ve been given NEW LIFE. Thank God for people with similar issues that have helped me.”
For more information about time, location and materials, contact Brian Hinton. All information is kept confidential.
Infertility Support Ministry
Infertility Support Ministry is called Desire of The Heart. This group supports women facing infertility, miscarriage or struggles with adoption within the boundaries of a biblical worldview. Ministry Contact: Mary Beth Rush
Always Loved Widow's Ministry
Have you experienced the personal pain that comes from the death of your husband? The Always Loved Ministry is for any woman of any age in our church or community whose husband has died. This is a support group that offers encouragement and friendship with other women who know what it is like to be a widow.
There are three primary ways this ministry support widows:
- The GriefShare Support Group meets once a week for 13 weeks and includes a workbook and video study. Between the 13-week cycles we take a break for a few weeks and have a lunch or dinner with a speaker or testimonies.
- First Touch Team is a group of women who reach out to a newly widowed woman in our church and community. A gift basket is provided that includes helpful books, music and information.
- Helping Hands Ministry partners with Always Loved Ministry to help widows who may have household or auto repair needs. Those in the Helping Hands Ministry provide “handyman tasks” at no labor charge. While we may not be able to fulfill all requests, we strive to point you to the person who can help.
Contact Leisa Borders, 205.985.7295 for more information.
Grief Support Ministry for Women
This is a ministry for any woman of any age who has suffered the loss of a family member or a close friend. The group uses a biblically-based GriefShare study in a small class setting. Participants will learn to apply biblical truth and practical ways to work through the pain and confusion associated with grieving. Participants will also find support from caring women as they experience Christ-like love and compassion in a safe environment while they walk through this difficult path. Contact Kelly Parker for more information about GriefShare and the class schedule.
In God’s Hands
The death of an infant or unborn child is a painful experience. In God’s Hands leaders minister to those who haveexperienced such a loss or know someone who has. The road to healing broken hearts is found in the hope of Jesus Christ. Ministry Contact: Melanie Samford
The Heart Reach Ministry demonstrates God’s love to families during sickness or death by preparing and delivering a simple meal (casserole), praying for the family and sending a note of encouragement. Contact the Church Office for more information, 205.985.7295.
Orphan Care Ministry
Orphan Care Ministry exists to love and serve orphans and the families who have answered the call to care for them through adoption and/or foster care. Volunteers raise awareness and respond to needs locally and globally. They help equip the church and our families with the necessary tools to follow James 1:27. Ministry Contact: Spencer Knight
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Orphan Care Ministry Care Groups
- Adoption Care Group seeks to educate, encourage, and support families as they consider and pursue and complete international or domestic adoption. Regular fellowship gatherings and educational opportunities are important parts of caring for these families.
International Care Group Leaders: Matt and Debby Brown
Domestic Care Group Leaders: Mark and Heather Vines
- Foster Care Group seeks to care for the waiting child and orphan. This is done by supporting foster children and families through education,awareness and meeting physical and spiritual needs. Contact Marty and Cheley Black
- Orphan Care Group provides for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of orphans and waiting children, locally and around the world. The group also supports the other care groups. Bible studies/mentoring, prayer, mission trips, delivering meals or supplies, providing relief care and more are examples of how this group supports these children.Contact: Lea Graves