The PCPC Deacons oversee two mercy ministries designed to meet the spiritual and physical needs of individuals in our community:
Good Samaritan Ministry
The Good Samaritan Ministry (Good Sam) exists to fulfill the command of Christ to love your neighbors as yourself. Good Sam pursues this calling by ministering to neighbors outside our church body with financial and material assistance to demonstrate and proclaim the gospel.
Good Sam ministers to those neighbors who come to us in a crisis by praying with them, providing financial assistance, and referring them to other resources. These neighbors are individuals outside the PCPC body referred to us by City Missions Partners, PCPC members, or staff or who stop by to ask for help. Our assistance is exclusively to share the love of Christ through word and deed.
The Good Sam Commitee is comprised of PCPC Deacons and members. Committee Members pray and share the Gospel with applicants and interview them carefully to understand their needs better. Details from the interview help the Committee determine if the applicant is approved for assistance. The Committee prioritizes applicants referred to PCPC by Ministry Partners or members. Not all applicants are approved, but usually, more than half of applicants qualify and receive assistance with rent, utilities, or other necessities. Most of the work is done by telephone, but in some instances, Committee Members meet with applicants in person.
Would you like to help? The Good Samaritan Ministry is a way you can be the hands and feet of Christ, reaching out to those in need. For more information or to volunteer for the Good Samaritan Committee, please contact Jessica Fikkert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EQUIP Ministry exists to help low-income individuals move towards economic stability and flourishing through supportive relationships. Applicants can be PCPC members but are typically non-members.
EQUIP participants join other individuals in a 12-week financial literacy course called Faith & Finances. Throughout this course, participants will build practical money management skills, learn biblical stewardship principles, and form supportive relationships, all while being affirmed in their identities as image bearers with gifts and abilities to share.
EQUIP Volunteers Needed
PCPC members are needed to come alongside EQUIP participants and form supportive friendships. No special skills are required!
For more information about EQUIP, contact Jessica Fikkert at email@example.com.