Monday, October 8, 2012

Faithful Servants Care Center ~ A Vision Fulfilled

"...I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit ... "Joel 2: 28-29

Doctors Mark and Sue Meyer first had a vision for a free, Christian-based health clinic to offer urgent care services to neighbors in need about 30 years ago. The Faithful Servants Care Center opened on Monday, October 1, 2012, fulfilling that vision. Faithful Servants, a new Christ Community Chapel Local Outreach ministry partner, is now operating at 65 Community Road, Suite F, in Tallmadge. The Hudson campus’ Michael McGhee is the CCC Ministry Coordinator.

Faithful Servants’ mission is to provide urgent care services in a compassionate, Christ-like manner to those unable to access standard health care resources due to socio-economic or other reasons. Services are provided at not cost to the patient by professional, licensed physicians and clinicians. Faithful Servants works closely with other health care organizations to help identify continuity of care options for this population. The care center is an avenue for the founders and volunteers to strive to meet Christ’s command to love others and share the Gospel. Discussing faith in Jesus Christ and praying with patients as appropriate are encouraged.

At the care center’s commissioning ceremony, Dr. Mark Meyer commented that as the fabric of society tears in difficult times, it is the job of the Church to mend it. The Faithful Servants staff had expected about 30 people to attend the ceremony. However, about 100 people turned out for the event, signaling strong community support for Faithful Servants.

To date, Faithful Servants has enlisted the help of approximately 70 doctors and 90 nurses to bring healing and God’s comfort to the working poor in Summit and Portage counties. The care center’s freshly renovated facilities reflect God’s work through His people, according to Dr. Mark Meyer.  Substantial donations of materials and labor by local Christian church members have enabled Faithful Servants to offer a welcoming, professional atmosphere for showing God’s love to those in need.

Going forward, local churches supporting Faithful Servants are encouraged to identify and encourage church members in the medical field to volunteer their services at the Care Center. Likewise, churches are looking for individuals with mature faith and wise counsel to serve as on-site spiritual support team members. When necessary, professional referrals will be made. There are also opportunities to serve in providing food and custodial services at the Center, or transportation for patients.

Would you prayerfully consider if God could be calling you to support the vision for Faithful Servants Care Center? For more information, please contact:

Michael McGhee, Ministry Coordinator  at

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