Health, Wellness & Prayer

I took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I healed them. - Hosea 11:3

Jesus taught His disciples to pray during quietness or the rushing winds of a storm. He prayed to be in communication with the Father, He prayed for people, and ultimately became the perfect intercessory between God and humanity. Jesus not only prayed, but He also cared for people. He had compassion for others and made caring a priority at every turn. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are all called to prayer and care. These practices of a disciple are essential to nurture our spiritual growth and nurture those in need.

For more information involving giving or receiving any of the caring or prayer ministries, please contact the church office or fill out the form below.


Areas of prayer and care include many wonderful opportunities to connect to John Wesley, other disciples, and God. 
Prayer Partners are available to pray with you in the Prayer Chapel after worship services.

Submit your confidential request by filling out the form below, and it will be lifted up by our prayer team.

Gather in person in the JW Prayer Chapel at noon every Wednesday for a half-hour of meditative prayer on the Word and communion.

It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Check the events page for periodic Grief Share sessions.

Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing crisis or difficulty. Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of structured training before being commissioned. Confidentiality is of high priority so that care receivers do not have to worry that their problems will become public within or outside of the church. Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers can be identified by their blue name tags, and can answer any questions you might have about this ministry.

GRIP (Generations Reaching In Prayer)
Praying for the future is important. If we believe God has a plan for our lives, then it makes little sense not to consult Him about what's to come. Just the same, we can offer an invocation for our children and grandchildren's futures. GRIP meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 am in the Prayer Chapel. All are welcome to come join this multi-generational prayer group who prays specifically for generations of children in our lives and in the world.

The death of a loved one is a substantial loss. We want to make this painful transition time of sorrow and grief less lonely and overwhelming by assisting in funeral services for our members and their families. We are available to answer questions about death and life after death. We also offer support and help to families and individuals during this very difficult and sorrowful time. Please contact one of our pastors if you are in need.

This ministry meets on the second Tuesday morning of each month from 9:00 am -11:00 am in the JW Pavilion to sew beautiful blankets and quilts which are blessed and offered to people in need of comfort and a reminder of Christ's love and healing. There is no need to be an expert in sewing to participate.

Caregiving is difficult. Don’t go it alone. If you are helping a loved one journey through the challenges of aging or chronic illness, please join us. Our group combines evidence-based educational elements with a supportive group atmosphere. Thursdays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Room A206. This group is free and open to the congregation and the community.


Your physical well-being is important too! John Wesley Church offers several programs to assist you in your health and wellness goals. 
We offer quarterly blood drives open to the community in the Wesley Activity Center. Check the event calendar for dates and times.

Come get fit and have fun each week with this low-impact workout! Sit & Be Fit classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the JW Pavilion.

Depending on the season, you can beat the heat or the cold (or the rain!) and get your steps in on the air conditioned, indoor Wesley Walking Track. The track is located on the third floor of the Wesley Activity Center and is open to everyone. Walkers may utilize the track 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Fridays.

The JW Adult and Health & Wellness Ministries collaborate periodically to bring awareness speakers and seminars to our campus. Heart health, stroke preparedness, and cancer awareness and prevention are just a few of the informative topics we have covered. Please check our event calendar periodically for more detailed information and dates for these types of events.

Flu shots are offered seasonally and conveniently on the John Wesley Church campus.

Prayer & Care Requests

Do you have a prayer request or question about one of our care ministries? Send us a message and we will get back with you soon.