REN CARES MINISTRIES
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10
Mission of Ren Cares: Empowering the people of Renaissance Church to use our time, talents, and treasures to care for the needs of people within our church and our community and around the world.
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Prayer is an integral part of our lives as followers of Jesus. Members of the Prayer Team lift up to God the needs of the Renaissance Church family. If you have a prayer request for yourself or for someone you love, visit renchurch.com/prayer, and fill out our confidential prayer form. Your privacy is important to us, so there is an option to keep your request anonymous. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the Prayer Team.
Our pastors and other qualified individuals are available to provide spiritual guidance to the Renaissance Church family and visitation to those who are in the hospital or confined to home. This ministry team can also help connect you with appropriate resources for personal, marital, family, or bereavement counseling. Please contact email@example.com.
This ministry provides non-counseling support for baby dedications, birth celebrations, weddings at church, and funerals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring volunteers meet short-term needs and develop relationships by providing meals for Renaissance Church families with newborns or people recovering from illness or injury. Contact us at email@example.com for assistance or to help by providing meals.
The Service Team works alongside people in the Renaissance Church family who have needs beyond their current physical or financial capabilities (e.g., a house move, painting, housekeeping chores, etc.). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ren Cares provides confidential financial assistance to people in the Renaissance Church family. Please contact email@example.com.
GriefShare Support Group
A caring group to help through the difficult times after the loss of a loved one. The GriefShare group will meet for 13 weeks, January 20–April 14, 1–3 pm in the Ren Students Space, 497 Springfield Ave. A new session will start in September 2019. A $20 registration fee is requested (it covers a workbook and other expenses). Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, visit Support Groups online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DivorceCare Support Group
A focused support group to help after a divorce or separation. The DivorceCare Support Group will meet on select Sundays, February 3–June 16, 1–3 pm in the Café, 2 Kent Place Blvd, Summit. A $20 registration fee is requested (it covers a workbook and other expenses). Registration is encouraged, but not required. Registration is available here. For meeting dates and more information, visit Support Groups online, or email email@example.com.
Christmas for Kids (Union County)
Ren Cares collects gifts from Renaissance Church for about 300 local children under the care of the county’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) as part of their child abuse prevention program. The DCP&P distributes these gifts, as well as age-appropriate Bibles and Christmas cards from our Ren Kids. Solicitation of volunteers to work the event occurs in November each year. For a glimpse into Christmas for Kids, check out this video!
Food for Kids (Summit)
Ren Cares provides breakfast and snacks to hungry elementary school children. We work with the Summit public school nurses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to help with this ministry.
Goodwill Rescue Mission (Newark)
Goodwill Rescue Mission helps men and women of Newark and Northern New Jersey who are struggling with homelessness, despair, and a lack of job opportunities encounter Christ through compassionate care and life transformation. Opportunities for volunteers include serving food, assisting with the music or message for the daily chapel service, being a friendship ambassador, and volunteering to help with special facilities projects. Teens can participate in most of these volunteer opportunities. Contact our Goodwill Rescue Mission Team at email@example.com to find out how you can get involved or visit the Goodwill Rescue Mission website for more information about the organization.
Mastermedia International (NYC)
Mastermedia provides spiritual support, encouragement, and counseling to media leaders and influencers. The Seven Prayers for Hollywood and more information about this Ren Cares-supported initiative can be found here or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the organization, visit the Mastermedia International website.
Ren Cares was formed in 2012 to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We continue to consider both financial and volunteer-based support in the aftermath of natural disasters and other tragic events occurring in our national or global communities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact our Disaster Response Team at email@example.com. A recent project included financial support to an on-the-ground relief agency in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence.
Hope of Life (Guatemala)
Hope of Life serves the people of Guatemala by rescuing children from malnutrition, building schools and hospitals, and sharing the love of Jesus. We are involved with the Total Village Transformation of Santa Rosalia de Marmol in Zacapa, Guatemala. Visit the Hope of Life page for more information or contact the Ren Cares Hope of Life Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to participate in one of our week-long mission trips. Hear more about our 2018 trips in this video.
Family-Style Orphan Care (Guatemala)
Ren Cares provides financial, material, and spiritual support to Hanna and Evan Thomas as they provide family-style orphan care for 7 to 12 children on the Hope of Life campus in eastern Guatemala. These children come from the most ridiculously traumatic backgrounds imaginable. However, with the love, support, discipline, and life experiences that come from having a normal family, these kids have the chance to make great strides in growth. The goal is to help heal the wounds (break the chains of abuse, neglect, hurt, and abandonment) and offer Jesus’ love to these kids so that they can walk in a new light, full of belief and love for Jesus. Meet the Thomas family in this video.
Team World Vision (Africa)
Clean water changes the lives of children. They have better health, improved nutrition, and can go to school instead of spending the day fetching water. Ren Cares partners with Team World Vision, a ministry of World Vision, for water projects in Africa by raising money through running in races. Contact email@example.com for more information on how you can be involved or visit the Team World Vision website for more information.
Need more information about our ministries or wish to volunteer?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the email addresses listed above for specific ministries.
Please be aware that participation on some teams may require training and/or qualifications.