Care Corps

bus ministry

Provide transportation to worship and other church activities for attendees who cannot drive or are without transportation. Greatest need is on Sunday mornings. Church busses are utilized.


Requires some training but Commercial Driver’s License is not required.


BEREAVEMENT

Assist funerals, greet, usher, reception


FEED MY SHEEP

Cooking meals as needed


HOMEBOUND COMMUNION

Once-per-month

flower ministry

Assist with arranging altar flowers into smaller bouquets on Mondays. (skills needed)


Deliver the flowers to those hospitalized, homebound, or living in care facility .(persons are selected by the weekly flower delivery team)


Ensure the person knows you represent the church and bring Christ’s love to them.


Time commitment: varies based on number of arrangements available, but approximately 1-2 hours per month (different team delivers weekly)

hospital visits

Represent the church by sharing Christ’s love with the one hospitalized as well as any family/friends who may be present.


Be a non-anxious presence to those hospitalized or preparing for surgery.


After a brief visit, offer to pray with the person(s).


Submit visitation report.

Time commitment varies dependent upon number on team, i.e. frequency of visits, and number of members/patients.

Protocol will be sent to those who will visit.


HOSPITAL FOLLOW-UPS

Call after home

prayer chain

Join other members of the congregation in praying for specific needs and persons.

Communication of names/needs is done via email—weekly list is distributed in addition to emails as needs arise throughout the week.


PRAYER QUILTS/WALKER BAGS


TELE-CARE

Call absent members every 4-6 weeks.


PERSONAL HOME VISITS

Once-per-month


CARD MINISTRY

Send card monthly

Are you TRUSTed con Confianza?

3 Steps for TRUSTed con Confianza certification


STEP ONE:

Register with Safe Gatherings

Go to safegatherings.com


  • Click on the red Get Started button at the top of the page.
  • Fill out the online application

Safe Gatherings will go to work processing the background check and reaching out to the applicant's designated references.


Need help? Check out this Tutorial


STEP TWO:

Complete the Safe Gatherings training course:

This is approximately 60-90 minute presentation of information on safety guidelines and best practices. Persons will take a test at the end of this training.


STEP THREE:

Attend a TRUSTed con Confianza certification facilitated session

This is a 2 hour interactive experience that can be taken online via a webinar or in person via a scheduled workshop. For training dates and times, check out: riotexas.org/safetrainings


UPCOMING CERTIFICATION SESSIONS


Sept. 8, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 6, Oct. 16, Nov. 1

Recertification (every two years)

RECERTIFICATION (every two years)

Trusted certification lasts two years. 90 days prior to the expiration of your certification, Safe Gatherings staff will contact you regarding your upcoming renewal. For information on the recertification process check out: steps for recertification.

STEPS FOR RECERTIFICATION