Care and Support

COUNSELING
When additional counsel is required beyond our pastors and ministers, we walk in partnership with several outstanding ministries that offer biblical counseling for those seeking, healing, freedom and wisdom:
      LIGHT MINISTRY:  LIGHT ministry team serves as an advocate for biblical-based counseling to assist in healing relationships and establishing environment of learning and growing, where people can embrace God’s grace and love in their lives in intimate, small group settings.
                                    Contact:  counseling@spbaptist.org
      DIALOG COUNSELING SERVICES -  Dialog Counseling Services provides one-on-one counseling by a licensed professional counselor (LPC).  Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are fee based (Insurance plans are accepted).  
                                    Contact:  To schedule an appointment, please contact Dialog Counseling Center directly at smaddenturner@comcast.net.
      PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING

                  The leadership at St. Paul is committed to building strong marriages and will do what we can to help you start off on a solid foundation.  Therefore, we ask every couple to complete pre-marital counseling prior to your ceremony.   This includes four in-depth pre-marital counseling with a certified counselor.
                  For more information please contact Wedding Coordination team (link to Wedding page)
                  For more information or to schedule pre-marital counseling session, please contact:  wedding@spbaptist.org

HEALTH
The Health team utilizes the knowledge and skills of registered nurses and doctors within our congregation to provide programs and screenings with a focus on maintaining wellness.  They provide limited, confidential health counseling, and function as a liaison to the community for resources when needed, coordinate health-related speakers, services and printed materials.
Blood pressure screenings are provided every 3rd Sunday.
For more information or to serve on Health team please contact: health@spbaptist.org
 
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
HELPING WITH YOUR FINANCIAL CRISIS
If you are experiencing financial hardship and need help, we would love to walk with you and help you. In order to get started you will need to download & fill out our financial assessment form below.
Please return the form one of three ways:
              Email:   benevolence@spbaptist.org or
              Fax: c/o Benevolence Ministry 309-686-8020 or
              Send mail / Drop-off: St. Paul Baptist Church, c/o Benevolence Ministry, 114 W. Forrest Hill Ave. Peoria, IL 61604 (Map)

Once we receive your financial assessment form we will review it and be in touch with you within 3-5 business days. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns please call 
 Financial Assessment Form
 
FUNERALS
Funerals and Memorial Services are times for remembering, honoring, and celebrating loved ones who have passed away.  St. Paul funeral coordinators assist families during these difficult times by offering support, comfort, and help in designing a meaningful funeral or memorial service to be held at St. Paul or other area location.  Availability is limited to designated days and times when the building is open.  Dates and times are subject to change.
 
If you want to check availability and pricing or if you need a pastor from St. Paul to conduct a memorial service, please call Rosalinda Sazone
309-686-2086 x122.
Contact:  funeral@spbaptist.org
   
PRAYER
The prayer team is a group of caring people who, with a spirit of humility and repentance, intercede for one another, for the needs and concerns of people within the congregation, for the work of the church, as well as for unchurched individuals who need to respond to the message of the gospel and begin a personal relationship with Christ.   .
Prayer Times:      Saturday mornings 6:00 a.m., Sunday mornings at 7:00 a.m., Connection Lounge
     
For more information or to serve on the Prayer team please contact:  prayer@spbaptist.org
SUBMIT A PRAYER REQUEST OR TESTIMONIAL
 
VISITATION
Hospital, Home & Bereavement

The Visitation team ensures that individuals from our church who are homebound or hospitalized for surgery, or in a nursing home, have someone to visit them during their hospital stay and during recovery time at home following hospitalization.  This is a way to show care for one another, and to touch another person with the love of Christ through empathetic listening and sincere praying.  Stephen’s Ministers are also available to provide one-on-one caregiving to persons experiencing a life crisis or challenge and also during time of bereavement or loss.
To notify the church of an illness, hospital stay, or death, please call the church 309-686-2086 x724 and a member of the Visitation team will contact you as soon as possible.
For more information or to serve on Visitation team please contact: visitation@spbaptist.org 
   
WEDDINGS
We are excited to serve you and assist with your wedding plans in order to make your celebration a joyous one.  Reservation request must be made sixty (60) days in advance and are based on availability and confirmed and approved by the senior pastor.
Pre-marital counseling is required prior to ceremony.
                  Coordinators and assistants are not planners.  They are available during scheduled rehearsals and on the wedding day to assist couples and their guest as they prepare for the event.
                  If you would like more information, please fill out and submit the form below.  The Wedding Coordinator will contact you to schedule a meeting.




For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  So they are no longer two but one.”  Mark 10:7-8
For more information or to serve on Wedding team please contact: wedding@spbaptist.org


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