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Homebound and shut-in outreach ministry ideas for your church

With HomeTouch®, you can create a Christian-based outreach ministry to your homebound members.

Homebound and senior adult outreach ministry ideas

These special members who are part of your shut in ministry or homebound ministry and not able to attend services are often the forgotten members of the church.

The senior adults or those that are sick or confined to their homes, nursing home or hospital bed, would love to attend church programs and services and experience the fellowship and community of their church family on a regular basis.

HomeTouch is no substitute for personal contact, but it can provide outreach ministry ideas to help you to fill the void they may feel when they are no longer able to be physically present in church. HomeTouch is content suited for your homebound ministry ideas to help you create a loving, ministering connection to your shut ins and other members, who, for any reason, are not able to be a part of the physical church family.

HomeTouch provides sick and shut-in ministry resources such as a weekly Christian devotional letter and activities that help your senior adults or other homebound members feel remembered and appreciated. Use HomeTouch to remind those who are sick or shut in their homes or care facilities of your church's concern for their emotional and spiritual well-being.

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Reach your sick and shut-in members every week.

As part of your outreach ministry ideas, you can send or deliver to your senior adults or homebound members a personal package from your church with activities and devotionals from HomeTouch. It will contain two pages printed in large type for easy reading, reminding them of how much they are remembered and loved.

Hometouch Devotional Example for Sick and Shut-in ministry

The devotional page includes a thought for the week, a prayer and a short, inspirational message. It also includes room for a personal message or signature from the pastor or senior adult minister.

Hometouch Activity Page example  for Sick and Shut-in ministry

The activity page important because your shut-ins have so much time on their hands, is full of things to do during those long hours of the day. Each activity is based on the Bible or church life.

HomeTouch is completely reproducible content for your sick and shut in ministry. We send you the masters for the devotionals and activity pages for every week. You can make as many copies as you need. In addition to using the content for your church's homebound ministry, you can also use the packets for any outreach ministry ideas and programs that your church engages in, including hospitals and nursing homes that you visit. Click here to view, download and print a FREE sample.

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Caring for your homebound and shut-in members

Care for the caregivers.

Caring for a loved one can put pressure and strain on even the most resilient person. If you've ever been a caregiver or have known one, you understand how straining it can be physically, emotionally and spiritually. Caregivers often put their own health and spiritual well-being aside to take care of the one they love.

HomeTouch can also provide homebound ministry ideas to help connect to the caregivers of sick or shut-in members - especially the elderly spouse or family member caregiver - who may be unable to leave the side of their loved one. HomeTouch provides activities and Christian devotionals that help to foster engagement and communication among loved ones at home or during hospital or nursing home visits. This outreach can help spiritually revive caregivers and keep their minds focused on the Good News of the Bible—while also letting them know the church is remembering them as well.

HomeTouch Ministry's Quarterly Newsletter provides ideas to the church to grow your outreach.

Hometouch Quarterly Newsletter for Homebound Ministry Image

And here's something more. With HomeTouch, you will also receive a quarterly newsletter for the pastor. Each newsletter provides homebound ministry ideas to keep your senior adults or shut in members connected with church life. Plus, it includes material and information about homebound or senior adults that you can use in your church's own newsletter—all to help strengthen and grow your outreach ministry to these special members.

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Caring for those in nursing homes with outreach ministry ideas

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