Pastoral Care

Caring for those who attend eLife by helping to meet their needs.

Vision

“Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly – not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.” (1 Peter 5:2)

Pastoral Care involves caring for those who attend eLife by helping to meet their needs such as:

  • Physical needs through benevolence
  • Hospital visitation
  • Officiating funerals
  • Officiating weddings
  • Bible-based Christian Premarital Coaching to build strong Christian families & homes
  • Biblically based spiritual direction to comfort, strengthen & encourage; and if needed referral to local Licensed Professional Counselors

Benevolence

If you would like to apply for assistance for basic utilities, partial rent, or food please fill out the Benevolence Form and bring it to one of our offices during the times indicated below. You can also fill it out in person with the Pastoral Care Coordinator. All applicants must schedule a meeting with the Pastoral Care Coordinator for the application to be considered.

Times and Locations for applying:

Main Office (8212 Ithaca Ave Suite 17) – Monday and Wednesday at 11am & 1pm
Downtown Campus (1313 13th Street) – Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00am

Crisis

If you are considering self-harm or suicide, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.  If you need to talk to someone immediately, please call the Lubbock Area Crisis Hotline at 806-765-8393. If you are outside of Lubbock, call the National Crisis Hotline at 800-784-2433.

If you or someone you know is the victim of physical or sexual abuse and the situation is life-threatening, please call 911 or go to your local hospital emergency room or fire department.

If it is not a life threatening situation please call:

Lubbock Child Protective Services 806-472-5050
Lubbock Adult Protective Services 806-698-5500

Local Hospital Information:

Covenant  806-784-2433
University Medical Center  806-775-8200