As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

We all face trying times in our lives, whether disappointments, heartaches, or sickness. That’s where Higher Ground’s Pastoral Care Ministry makes a difference. Our ultimate goal is to see each person we visit come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and come into a personal relationship with Him.

Hospital Visitation

Hospital visits are made regularly by our Minister of Pastoral Care, as well as Deacons and other volunteers.

These visits are a time of encouragement to the patients, and always include a time of prayer for God’s healing touch.

We are thankful for the Lord giving Doctors and caregivers the knowledge to treat our illnesses, but realize that God is the Great Physician, and nothing is beyond His power to heal!

Daily Prayer Sheet

Each day, Higher Ground sends out a Prayer Sheet with the names of those requesting prayer.  Those are listed who are hospitalized, sick, or needing prayer for various needs.

On Friday’s the Nursing Home and Shut-in list is also included.  Higher Ground sincerely believes that prayer makes a difference, and this a way to keep those needing in prayer in the forefront.

To receive the daily Prayer Sheet, you may request it by
 calling the church office at 423-245-3141.

Telephone / Prayer Card Ministry

We have those in our church who may not be able to personally make a visit, but take the time to call our shut-ins (telephone numbers are listed each Friday on the Prayer Sheet) or send cards to Nursing Home residents.  These address are available also on Friday’s Prayer Sheet.

We’ve heard shut-in’s say, “I just sit and wait for the phone to ring.”   What an encouragement and joy it is for them to know that someone is thinking and praying for them, enough to send a card or make a simple phone call.

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