Thank you to all of those who partnered with us to be Care Group Leaders.

If you have not been contacted by a Care Group leader by Friday, April 3, you may need to be added to a Care Group. Please contact the church office by calling (931)526-2661 or emailing

Collegeside Care Groups

During this time when we have to think differently about how we minister to our church family, Hebrews 10:24-25 has become more and more motivating: “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Meeting together might look different for the next few weeks, but we will not give up. It is with Hebrews 10:24 encouragement, we are creating and asking for you to partner with us in Care Groups.

Care Groups: 
Care Groups are ministry teams designed to check on the needs of members while we cannot meet together physically as a church family. Care Groups will consist of a leader and 5-6 members.

Care Group Leaders:
  • Call the members of their group twice per week
  • Pray for members of their group by name
  • Ensure members needs are met

Care Group Members:
  • Pray for members of their group by name
  • Communicate any needs they have to the group leader
  • Assist the group leader in meeting the needs of the other group members

Volunteers Needed: 
50 volunteers to lead Care Groups.

Areas of Need to Identify: 
Ideas include but are not limited to:
  • Spiritual needs: prayer requests, sermon discussions, communion supplies
  • Emotional needs: identifying and combating loneliness, fear, anxiety, frustration
  • Practical needs: running errands, yard work, etc.
  • Economic needs: assessing the economic impact of lost income from jobs being shut down

Once Needs are Identified:
  • Care Group leaders can meet the needs themselves if they can.
  • Care Group leaders can share the needs with the group so group members can support each other and meet each other’s needs.
  • Care groups leaders can let the church office know so the ministry staff and elders can meet the needs of the members.