family & care
Welcome to Family and Care Ministries at Christ Community’s Olathe Campus. Our mission at Christ Community is “to be a caring family of multiplying disciples influencing our community and world for Jesus Christ.” From the very beginning, our mission of being caring and a family were important to us and we continue to work to expand and bring depth to this key area of mission. We believe God created us for human flourishing. We believe in the brokenness caused by our fall from the garden. We have a lot of work to do to join with God to restore what has been lost and help us begin to live life the way God designed it to be.
Please check out the many ways and opportunities offered during the year. Descriptions for many of these are listed below, and dates for upcoming events are at the bottom of this page.
For more information about Family and Care Ministries at the Olathe Campus, contact Patrick Largen.
Many opportunities for growth and learning are offered at various times throughout the year.
- Hire and Higher
- Marriage Counseling
SAVE THE DATE – November 9, 2019
This annual Journey To 100 event brings industry experts together to speak on a variety of aging-related topics. This event is of interest for aging adults, as well as children and friends of aging adults.
Previous symposiums have included topics on:
- Retirement and Senior Living Options
- Fitness and Wellness as We Age
- Aging Well With the Right Nutrition
- Understanding Social Security and Medicare Benefits
- End of Life Directives
group & class offerings
CLICK on a class/group name below to get more information.
Divorce tears many holes in the fabric of our lives. Relationships with family and friends, our finances, our place in the community are all affected as our own hearts and souls are severely tried. DivorceCare is a series of classes that seeks to provide those of us who are experiencing divorce with a safe community to share each of our unique experiences.
The gaps left in our lives leave us with a battery of challenging questions. How do I communicate with my lawyer? Do I need to sell my house? How do I make up for lost income? How do I carry on with old friendships that were mutual to me and my ex-spouse? How do I make new friends? How do I think about my divorce from a spiritual perspective? Through the content of the class and community with one another, we find spiritual, emotional, and practical help.
Please visit the DivorceCare website to find a time and location that works best for you.
Many studies reveal and confirm couples who have completed a quality pre-marriage program have happier, more solid and fulfilled marriages and families. At Christ Community, we have a pre-marriage counseling program which involves five sessions with a professional counselor/therapist and a marriage assessment through Prepare & Enrich (a pre-marriage curriculum).
For more details contact, Reid Kapple.
Hire and Higher
Find employment. Improve employment. Find employees. The Hire and Higher ministries provide assistance to connect individuals seeking employment with businesses looking for employees with skill and integrity.
If your business would like to receive resumes of such people, or if you wish to submit a resume, please contact Liz Blake.
Aging and Caregiving Issues
We offer a number of opportunities for education and support throughout the year. Watch your email or check our calendar below for upcoming events.
Helping Those Struggling with Sexual Sin
If you struggle in the area of sexual sin – whether male or female – you don’t have to fight this battle alone! As a pastoral team, we are devoted to providing care and help for those struggling with sexual sin. If you are experiencing a crisis and not sure where to turn next, we would love to help! Please contact the Family and Care Ministries at the church office (913.685.1161) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Family and Care Ministries can help you find a licensed counselor in your area to assist in your recovery from the consequences of sexual sin. Whether you are dealing with sexual sin yourself, or your spouse has a repeated pattern of sexual sin, counseling is often one of the most instrumental steps toward recovery. Contact Pastor Reid Kapple for more information.
For those who have a history of sexual addiction, Celebrate Recovery is designed to help break the power of addiction and find freedom in Christ. This website allows you to search for Celebrate Recovery groups in your area.
Founded by a former sex addict and his wife, this ministry offers live-in treatment programs of 6 to 12 months.
Based on the counseling methods of Dr. Doug Weiss, this ministry offers books, resources, and three-day intensive counseling sessions for the sexually addicted.
Harvest USA is a ministry of truth and mercy, proclaiming Christ as Lord to a sexually broken world. Harvest USA partners with and equips the Church in bringing the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform the lives of those affected by sexual sin.
Internet & Television Filters
A resource provided by the National Coalition For The Protection Of Children & Families to help find an internet safety solution for your family.
Covenant Eyes is one of the leading internet monitoring options available. Their software monitors a person’s Internet use and emails a report of all websites visited for Accountability Partners to view. Internet Filtering is also available through this software.
For more information on TimeWarner Cable’s free parental controls with all cable service.
Note: Select “TV” under FAQs/Select a topic. This will bring up a menu of services, includingTime Warner Cable’s free parental controls with all cable service.
A resource by the Federal Communications Commission covering the FCC requirement that all television sets 13 inches or larger be equipped with features to block the display of television programming based upon its rating.
Internet Articles & Resources
Based on the teachings of John Piper (Senior Pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis), this website offers many resources that help reorient our hearts away from lesser lusts and toward the surpassing satisfaction of knowing and savoring Jesus Christ. Two resources are particularly helpful in dealing with sexual sin: 1) The audio from Desiring God’s 2004 National Conference, entitled “Sex and the Supremacy of Christ,” and 2) John Piper’s message “How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Sin for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause,” which can be found here.
This ministry includes articles on sexual addiction, homosexuality, and a proper theology of sexuality. Also offers resources for spouses for those who struggle.
Founded by a former sex addict and his wife, this ministry offers articles and resources for those who struggle with sexual sin and for spouses of those who struggle.
One of the leading resources in helping men and women fight the battle for their sexual purity, Triple X Church offers resources, blogs, videos, and confessional opportunities for men and women struggling with sexual sin. They also feature a section for those dealing with the repercussions of their spouse’s sin.
Counseling and Professional Assistance
Here at Christ Community we recognize that sometimes life and circumstance may require you to connect with a professional for help. Should you find yourself or someone you care about in need of professional help and you are uncertain where to turn, please contact one of our pastors and they can share with you ideas of counselors and professionals with whom you might connect.
Abuse/Assault/Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Battered Women’s Hotline: 816.861.6100
Child/Adult Abuse Hotline: 1.800.922.5330
Children’s Center Crisis Line: 1.800.392.3738
Child Sexual Abuse Treatment (MOCSA): 816.931.4527
Domestic Violence Advocate: 913.715.3320
24 Hour Youth Crisis Hotline: 816.741.8700 or 888.233.1639 (toll free)
Kansas Child and Elder Abuse Hotline: 1.800.922.5330
Kansas Protection Center for Child Abuse: 1.800.922.5330
Kansas Protection Report Center (24 hour helpline): 1.800.922.5330
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA): 816.531.0233
Metro-Wide Domestic Violence Network 24 Hour Hotline: 816.995.1000 or 1.800.799.7233
Synergy (abused youth, family, counseling, etc.): 816.741.8700
Area Agency on Aging: 913.573.8531, Fax: 913.573.8577, TDDKS Relay: 1.800.766.3777, or email: email@example.com Hours: M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm
American Association Retired Persons (AARP): 1.888.687.2277 or www.aarp.org
Elder Care and Transitions Consulting, LLC: 913.825.0181
Johnson County Area Agency on Aging: 913.715.8861
Senior Care Consulting: 913.393.3131 or Fax: 913.780.9979
University of Kansas Medical Center – Landon Center on Aging: 913.588.1218
Budget and Financial Management (BFMA): 816.474.2972
Annual Credit Reports Request Service: 1.877.322.8228 or www.annualcreditreport.com
Consumer Credit Counseling Service: 1.800.355.2227
Kansas City Attorneys General – Consumer Protection: 1.800.432.2310
To opt out of receiving offers of credit in the mail: 1.888.567.8688
Career Center: 785.296.3777 or fax 785.296.2173 or CentralOfficeJobs@srs.ks.gov
Other Helpful Resources
Alcohol and Drug Abuse services (24 hour helpline): 1.800.586.3960
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): 816.756.3113
American Red Cross: 816.841.5203
First Call: Help for anyone impacted by addiction 816.631.5900 or DrugRehab.com