Pastoral Care Action Team (PCAT)
1. Description — Members of the congregation recruited by the pastor for mission to households (one person or more) who have experienced an event or events which threaten their security, stability, and well-being, and who have asked for help. Examples of such events: the onset of a debilitating illness, a severe accident, or significant individual or family distress.
a. Research the demographics of the congregation in terms of general health of mind and body
b. Gather resources likely to provide benefit to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being
c. Identify families or folks facing threats to their well-being
d. Notify the church staff and/or Stephen Ministry of the needs
e. Respond to needs presented by pastors, deacons, Stephen ministers and Faith Community Nurses
3. Constituency — all members of FPC, focusing on one or two issues at a time until the situation is resolved or determined to be beyond FPC’s capacity to help.
4. Confidentiality — moderate to high
The Pastoral Care Action Team members: