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Care & Prayer

Cornerstone is a caring church and a praying church. That’s not just something we say—it’s who we are and what we do! We have a very active Care & Prayer Ministry. We believe God responds to prayer, and in fact invites us to be in a prayer relationship with Him. He also tells us in the Bible to care for others.

Care & Prayer

All of us experience times in our lives when we need help. You may be hurting from or rejoicing in a challenging life circumstance (like illness, grief, birth of a baby, etc.) or you may know someone who is. Below, you will find some of the ways we can help you and pray.


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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. A Stephen Minister usually meets with that person once a week for about an hour.

For more information about this ministry, email Mara Marsman or call 616.698.3170.

Care Visits

Comfort and encourage those at home, in hospitals, and in nursing facilities because of illness or physical limitations. Our lay chaplains—trained Christian men and women—listen compassionately, offer encouragement, and pray with individuals.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Care Cards

Encourage and remind people that they are loved and valued, in all circumstances such as illness, grief, celebration, etc. Our team prays over each person’s circumstance and sends cards with personal, written encouragement.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Care Grief Packets

Grief packets are sent to those who have lost a parent, spouse, or child and focus on what they are likely experiencing at different points of the grief journey. Our team sends each of four different Journeying through Grief books at specific, crucial times during that first year of grief.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Care & Repair

We assist families and individuals with physical or financial limitations by helping with minor/occasional yard work or home repair. Our team offers their volunteer resources as available.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Care Meals

Care meals assist families or individuals with illness, a baby, or other circumstances that temporarily limit their ability to prepare their own meals.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Care Gifts

Encourages children and teens that experience illness needing hospitalization or medical treatments. Let our team know about a child or teen who could benefit from a gift.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Blood Drives

Cornerstone supports many local non-profits, but did you know we also have a partnership with Michigan Blood? We host blood drives during the year to make sure our local hospitals have the supply they need.

Get details about the next blood drive.

Financial Counseling

Our financial counselors are lay leaders who provide confidential, Bible-based financial counseling to individuals and couples who desire guidance in honoring the Lord with their finances. A financial counselor helps to develop a budget and debt repayment plan through our budget-counseling ministry. The counselor encourages spiritual maturity and discovering the joy of incorporating God-honoring financial management principles into their lives.

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Professional Counseling

While Cornerstone does not offer professional counseling, we do partner with many Christian counselors in the area who are trained to help with many situations a person faces in life, including depression, anxiety, addiction, marriage struggles, parenting difficulties, parental bonding, post-partum depression, and other difficult circumstances. We encourage children, teens, and twenties to seek help with our age specific counseling partners.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Spiritual Healing

Heart of Healing Prayer is offered by prayer servants trained to walk an individual through a prayer time toward spiritual healing. Spiritual healing is a key part of relationship health, physical health, emotional health, and overall well-being.

For more information about this ministry, email Karen Baker or call 616.698.3170 ext.1009.

Tuesday Night Support Groups

It’s all about supporting each other! Tuesday Nights Support Groups start September 6 at 84th St. and September 13 at the South Wyoming Campus. Important Note: Most groups have sign ups, some do not. If you need childcare (infant – 5th grade), please indicate that when you sign up. If your group does not have a sign up, childcare is still available.

Support Group Schedule - 84th St Campus

  • Single & Parenting [84th St. Campus]

    In Single & Parenting, you will become part of a weekly support group with other single parents to find practical help and hope. Join at any time. 13-week session meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, beginning September 6. Cost is $20 for the workbook (scholarships available). Childcare for infants thru 4-year-olds and DivorceCare for Kids (ages 5-12) is also available.

    Register

  • Support4 Blended Families [84th St. Campus]

    Here, couples and single parents can find support and connection with others who share their experiences as a blended family while studying and discussing the book, "The Smart Stepfamily." Books are available for $8 at your first session.

    We start Tuesday, September 6, 6:30-8:00 PM. The study will go through October 25. Childcare for infants through 12-year-olds is available with pre-registration.

    Register

  • DivorceCare [84th St. Campus]

    Become part of a weekly support group, learn how to deal with the pain of the past, and look forward to rebuilding your life. Intended for those who are separated or divorced. 13-week cycle meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, beginning Sept 6. Cost is $20 for the workbook (scholarships available). Once you have a workbook, you are welcome to attend as many cycles as you would like.

    Register

  • DivorceCare4Kids (DC4K) [84th St. Campus]

    In DC4K, kids ages 5-12 join in games, music, and DVD dramas to help heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. This is a 13-week session and kids may join at any time. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM beginning September 6. Cost is $10 for the workbook (scholarships available).

    Register

  • GriefShare [84th St. Campus]

    Become part of a weekly support group and find help and encouragement after the death of a family member or friend. 13-week cycle meets Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 PM, beginning Sept 6. Cost is $20 for the workbook (scholarships available). Once you have a workbook, you are welcome to attend as many cycles as you would like. Each group time includes a video teaching on a different grief topic, and small group sharing time.

    Register

  • "Cancer Cannot" [84th St. Campus]

    This group helps you with your own or a family member's cancer diagnosis. You are welcome to bring a friend for support, too. This group meets the first and third Tuesday night of each month, 6:30-8:00 PM, beginning September 6 at our 84th Street campus. Childcare is available with pre-registration the Friday before the meeting.

    Register

  • Dementia Support [84th St. Campus]

    Support for families/friends caring for loved ones with dementia. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm – no signup necessary.

  • Prayer

    If you would like to meet with someone to pray with you one-on-one, please email Karen Baker or call her at 616.698.3170. Also, our Prayer Room is always available if you’d prefer to email your prayer requests. There’s an option for anonymous prayer requests if that’s something you prefer.


Support Groups Schedule - South Wyoming Campus

  • AA [South Wyoming Campus]

    Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength and hope as we help each other stay sober, and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

    The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

     

    No signup is necessary.

  • Al-Anon [South Wyoming Campus]

    Al-Anon is worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

    Relatives and friends of alcoholics share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

    Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

    No signup is necessary.

Need Prayer or Want to Pray for Others?

If you have a prayer concern, our prayer team or the whole church will pray for you, depending on the level confidentiality you prefer. If you would like an individual to pray with you in person, we can arrange for you to meet with someone to do that, too. Or, if you are looking to pray for others, you can connect to the weekly public prayer list.

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Response Cards

Each Sunday you have the opportunity to write your prayer requests and praises on your Response Card. These are emailed out to some members of the Prayer Team and then placed in the Prayer Room for prayer during the week. Team members also attempt to contact those who submit a prayer request to offer encouragement.

Prayer Room

Our Prayer Room is available for you to use any time the building is open. There are materials on prayer to aid you as you pray. The prayer room is located in room 302 at the 84th St. campus.

On Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm, you can also use the Prayer Room if you have a prayer concern and would like someone to pray with you one-on-one, or whether you'd like to pray for and with others in a small group. There's no sign up necessary.

Prayer Time

After each worship service, you have the opportunity to meet in the Prayer Room to pray together briefly, then spread out through the building to invite God’s presence and pray over the pastors, the people and the ministries of Cornerstone.

Prayer Walk

Individuals, families and Life Groups are encouraged to “prayer walk” in neighborhoods. We have packets with instructions and suggested prayers. There are door hangers available to let folks know you prayed for them. You can pick up a packet in the Prayer Room.

Care & Prayer Team Lead

Karen Baker
Karen Baker

P 616.698.3170 ext. 1009
Email Karen