Care and Community
Week of April 5:
God said, “It is not good for man to be alone,” and that is especially true today. Can we help connect you with a group of Doxology people near you, at least for this season, in case you (or they) have a need or urgent prayer request in the days ahead? Click the button below and fill out the form. Someone will be in touch this week to help you find the community that all of us need.Connect
Over the last few weeks we have tried to provide resources on 4 key areas: (Spiritual, Emotional, Material/Financial, Relational). Here are some updated resources for spiritual and material/financial care for you and those in your community.
- If you have a hard time finding time to read, but would be interested in listening to Scripture one option would be the Dwell Bible App. Dwell is offering a 60-day free trial in response to this crisis. You can sign up here.
- If you haven’t already, sign up here for our daily devotional as we walk through the Psalms as a church.
- Create a prayer journal where you log your own needs, the needs around you, and ask for God to show Himself an "ever present help in times of trouble" (Psalm 46:1). Come back and make a note as requests are answered.
- Make daily exercise part of your routine. We suggest a Neighborhood Prayer Walk. This will provide exercise, time outside, and a way to interact with God while you enjoy His creation.
- Start each day with a purpose. Being able to set and track goals daily can be so helpful!
- Set an 8-week goal. Things like reading certain books, losing weight, memorizing scripture or even learning a new hobby can help you see you are making great use of this time.
- Stay in some sort of a routine, but try something new each day: New games, a puzzle, watch an educational or travel video, read a new book,make up a song with your kids, etc. Use your imagination! This will give you something to look forward to each day.
- Dave Ramsey is offering a 14-day free trial of his signature study, FInancial Peace University. Take the course that has changed personal finances for millions and establish a new course for you and your checkbook. To begin, signup for the trial here.
- If you are worried about your own personal finances and would like to meet with someone who could offer sound Biblical and Financial advice, the team at Doxology who leads our FPU class are willing to do 1-on-1 mentoring with you! To sign up for a session with them, fill out this form. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!
- Some Community Groups may be interested in going virtual. You may choose to utilize FaceTime or Zoom for a short time for “social distancing” purposes. Most of them are fairly intuitive but if you need help with Zoom check out this website to set it up.
- Pick one family member or friend to call once a day/week, talk about your high’s/low’s of the day and pray with them. **For Kids: Write down different family/friends names and have the kids draw from the hat to make it more fun and interactive.
- A couple of times a week, identify one neighbor you want to get to know better. Knock on their door and ask them if there are any practical ways you can help at this time.
- Once a week, take your kid’s coloring sheets or write an uplifting message on a piece of paper and tape it on the front window to encourage your neighbors as they walk past. Post a picture on social media and challenge your followers to do the same.
- Over meals be intentional about your conversations with those in your household. Discuss the following questions;
- What are 3 emotions you felt today?
- What were the toughest/most exciting parts of your day?
- What fears you are experiencing currently?
- Reflect individually on one promise from God and pray together. ** For Kids: Once a week, while your kids are eating talk about 1 thing that scares them. Remind them of one truth about God then pray together.
In all circumstances, if you visit with someone whose needs may seem particularly challenging feel free to reach out to our staff and “widen the circle” of care that we provide to that individual. Now more than ever is a time when the community must be present to provide the type of care and encouragement we will all need in this season.