Find and Receive Care

How can we help?

Wherever you are in life, we are here for you. 

We can help get you connected to the people and services that can best provide care for your situation. Please call or email.

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Rev. Lisa Larsen

Associate Pastor for Care Ministries
202.537.7537
llarsen@nationalpres.org

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Liz Martin

Administrative Assistant for Care Ministries
202.537.7540
lmartin@nationalpres.org

Ways to Receive Care

Do you need prayer?
Deacons & Stephen Ministers

Deacons

Deacons are elected servant leaders in the Presbyterian Church who care for the congregation and mobilize the congregation to care for each other. Deacons listen to concerns you may have, pray with you, visit you when you are ill, support you through difficult times, and help you connect with other church members in your neighborhood.

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry is on one-to-one relationship centered care. Stephen Ministers provide love and care to those who are experiencing challenging times, such as the death of a loved one, hospitalization, divorce, loneliness, chronic illness, unemployment, spiritual crisis, a new job, and more. Stephen Ministers are there to support following the funeral, after everyone has gone home. They are there after the call you never wanted to receive, after the last child leaves your home, after the baby arrives demanding more than you ever thought possible…

Stephen Ministers complete a 26-week training session before providing care. Typically, a Stephen Minister will meet with you confidentially one hour per week. Your identity and your conversations are private. Currently Stephen Ministers are meeting by phone or Zoom.

Deacons’ Emergency Assistance Fund

This fund is available to members of National Presbyterian Church who are experiencing temporary financial difficulty. There is a required application, approval, and disbursement process through the NPC Care Office. Please click here to contact us.

Care and Joy List and Prayer Team

This care and joy list is updated weekly and distributed by email to those who wish to pray for National’s church family. Contact the NPC Care Office if you would like to receive prayer, and if you would like your name included on the list. All prayer requests are shared with our Prayer Team. 

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a 13-week video and small group program for those who are separated or divorced. The material focuses on practical tools for healing. Contact the Care Office or visit www.divorcecare.org for more information or to find a location currently offering this ministry.

Military Ministry

The Military Ministry meets four times per year with a speaker and a light lunch. The ministry also sponsors a project each year in support of a military-related organization. It is open to all who are in the military and/or government service, have been in the military/government service or anyone who identifies or supports military/government members. Please visit our Military Ministry page for more information.

IONA: Expert Advice for Older Adults & Their Families

NPC is blessed to have a partnership with the non-profit organization, IONA, which  supports people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. With this partnership we have access to a geriatric social worker who is available to help our church family address matters related to aging or caring for aging family members. Please call the Care Office at 202-537-7540 for more information.​

Grief Support

GriefShare is a 13-week video and small group program for those who have lost a loved one. The material focuses on practical tools for healing. Contact the Care Office or visit www.griefshare.org for more information or to find a location currently offering this ministry.

Christian Counseling

For those seeking professional counseling, please contact Rev. Lisa Larsen for referrals to carefully screened resources. She is also available to meet with congregants to help think through difficult situations or relationships.

Referrals

If you have questions or need help, please click here to submit a care request form. Our Care Office and pastors can help identify resources in your community.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 15:12