For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. —1 TIMOTHY 2:3,4
We Care! is a seasonal ministry that operates during Daylight Savings Time, from March to November, although follow-up continues throughout the year. The ministry is a combination of three models of ministry. The first is the Ropeholders Prayer Ministry that solicits prayer requests for those whose primary ministry is prayer. This usually includes elderly people who are unable to participate in door-to-door ministry. The second model is the Prayer Station Ministry. The Prayer Station model takes prayer to sidewalks of urban centers and offers prayer on the spot to passersby. A third model is Kindness Outreach which offers a gift or act of kindness to the public with no strings attached.
One may become involved in We Care! by becoming a We Care! leader in your local church. If your church already operates We Care! you may speak with your leader about what role may interest you. "Starter Packets" are available for those who wish to begin a We Care! ministry in their local church. Training seminars are also available. Feel free to contact us for more information about starting your own We Care! ministry.
There are three ways to participate in We Care!
Ropeholders are assigned a city block for which they pray for two weeks asking the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of those with whom the prayer teams will come into contact. After two weeks, the Ropeholder gives their "Block Prayer Card" to a team of Reapers. Ropeholders promise to pray for each need for thirty days.
Those who are comfortable interacting with strangers may choose to participate in We Care! as a Reaper. Reapers form teams of two persons, a "talker" who introduces the team and solicits prayer requests and a "writer" who takes notes on each contact for follow-up. Once the Reapers have covered their assigned city block, they return any prayer requests to the Ropeholder who prayed for that block. Reapers promise to pray for each need for thirty days.
A third way to participate in the ministry is as a Baker. A Baker prepares baked goods for the Reapers to deliver to those who are unchurched and in need of a Christian friend. Within two weeks of meeting the unchurched neighbor, a Reaper will deliver the baked goods as an act of kindness.
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? — 1 JOHN 3:17
"I will venture to go down, but remember,
YOU must hold the ropes!"
— William Carey