Care & Counseling


On Belay - A New Resource of the Shepherdess Ministry

Have you been through—or are you currently going through—a significant health event such as:

  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Heart Disease
  • Migraine
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Auto-Immune Disease
  • Bed Rest (during pregnancy)
  • COPD?

The Shepherdesses are looking for women who are survivors or who have been journeying with their diagnosis for some time and would be willing to come alongside another Perimeter woman who is just starting out.

  • Why “On Belay”?

    In mountain climbing, every roped climber clinging to a rock face or gym wall has a partner performing a critical role on the ground. The belayer skillfully handles the rope and can be relied upon to catch a fall every time the need arises. The person making the climb is said to be “on belay”—meaning they are being supported by a belayer. In our context, a belayer would be there to help navigate the emotions and spiritual questions that come with a serious diagnosis. Belayers are not there to give medical advice or assist with decision-making. They are there to provide support and exemplify the love and hope that we have in Jesus, even in the midst of a health crisis.?

  • Want to Learn More?

    Please reach out to Kelly Ward if you are interested in learning more about being a belayer.



PASTORAL CARE & ASSISTANCE

During this challenging time, we want to come alongside you and your family relationally, even if we cannot do so physically.

  • If you find that you are in spiritual need (i.e. pastoral care, prayer, etc.), we encourage you to contact your elder shepherd. To find who is your elder shepherd, click the button below to go to your My Perimeter account. NOTE: You will need to login to My Perimeter in order to see your area pastor/elder shepherd. If you do not yet have an account, you may set one up at this time. 

  • If you find that you are in physical need (i.e. food, shelter, transportation, rent, utilities, etc.), you may request assistance with the button below.

  • If we can pray for you, please submit a prayer request on our Prayer Wall.


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