Pastoral care2017-11-19T19:22:25+00:00

Pastoral care

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

2 Corinthians 1:34

Whoever you are, we want you to feel a part of TBC, and to discover real friendship here. Even when life gets a bit complicated, we want you to find there are people who care.

We believe God can restore his plan for our lives as individuals and communities. He often works through us to transform brokenness into beauty in each other. Whether you’re a busy person who have lots of time on your hands, we hope you’ll find activities to join in with.

Jon Knight, Pastoral Minister

Jon.knight@tonbridgebaptist.chuch

Pastoral care team

When you’re struggling with a particular issue or life event, and need deeper one-to-one support, you can meet with someone from our pastoral team. This team is made up of people who will listen and seek to understand you and your circumstances, encourage, and come alongside you. They may also connect you to organisations within or beyond TBC.

Specialist support and services

Sometimes we need specialised support which is beyond the scope and training of the pastoral team. We can help you to find local experts and services, so you can find support in the way you need.

Accessing pastoral care

One of our values here at TBC is that we want to be a welcoming place in Tonbridge and care for the whole person. We want you to feel welcomed and cared for the moment you walk through our doors. Whether you come here during the week or on a Sunday, we are here to help in any way we can. Sometimes life events can get on top of us, or we feel challenged by God in some way and need support to work things through.

Sundays, Small Groups, Courses and mid-week events

TBC is a big place! If you’re with us on a Sunday, look out for our welcome team, who are there to guide you. We believe in the power of prayer to ask God to change lives, and our prayer team is on hand after our gatherings to pray for any need or situation. We also have a team who can bring you Communion at home, if that would be helpful to you.

The best way to get to know people, and receive ongoing support, is to get involved in a small group.

We also run various courses that are designed to help with things we all might struggle with.