SpiritCare, a ministry of the Church of God Center for Ministerial Care (CMC), held a banquet at the Smoky Mountain Gathering held last week in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
According to Dr. Tim Maness, coordinator of SpiritCare, 240 retired ministers were served at the dinner, the first time it was held in conjunction with the retired ministers and widows event. Special music was provided by the Looney Brothers and speaker was Dr. Raymond Culpepper, first assistant general overseer and liaison to the Division of Care for the Church of God. Also in attendance was General Overseer Tim Hill, Secretary General John Childers and several state administrative bishops.
“Our goal at CMC is to serve our retired ministers with the same level of excellence they have demonstrated throughout their years of ministry,” Maness stated. “It is an honor to serve our pioneers and we look forward to the next SMG SpiritCare Dinner.”
The goal and purpose for the Center for Ministerial Care is to serve Church of God credentialed ministers and their families. Goals are accomplished through support, encouragement, resources, and pastoral counseling. Services offered include restoration, SpiritCare and pastoral counseling. It is staffed by Maness and Raymond F. Culpepper II, M.S., who serves as restoration coordinator.
“We recognize the demand and stressors that our ministers have on them,” the CMC website stats. “Quite simply it is exhausting and overwhelming. Let us help you to be able to continue in the calling that God has for you. Your family and your ministry are important to us. Our priority is you.”
For more information, visit centerforministerialcare.com.