Care Ministry

Our mission is to comfort, assist, restore and encourage people in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This may take the form of sharing the gospel, acts of loving service, formal ministries, small groups, biblical exhortation, prayer, pastoral counseling, and renewing hope in the Lord. Below you will find a Care Ministries List where you can explore our various Care Ministries that seek to serve in, to, and through the body of believers at Bell Shoals. 

If God has laid it upon your heart to serve in Care Ministries or if you might benefit from being served by a particular Care Ministry, please click on the corresponding link for more information. If you need to inform us of a special ministry or visitation need please complete one of the following forms. Special Request or Hospital Request

If you are a member of the staff or leadership team and made a hospital visit please submit a summary report by filling out the Follow-Up form.

For more information about Care Ministries contact us at 813-689-4229 ext. 231.

Care Ministry Support


Pastoral Counseling is available upon request. Please call the Care Ministries office.

Marriage Mentoring

Marriage Mentoring provides couples the chance to explore their relationships with unbiased, caring mentors who are willing to invest in them for 5 - 10 weeks using a powerful system that teaches couples how to navigate the challenges of married life in today's world. Find out more here.


Supported by members giving over and above their tithe, the Benevolence ministry assists families that are experiencing difficult times. You may contact the Benevolence office by calling Care Ministries.


A ministry to support those experiencing the loss of a loved one through prayer and funeral services. Please use the Care Ministries Special Request Form to report lost loved ones. 


A ministry to pray for and visit those in the hospital or undergoing surgery. Please use the Hospital Request Form to report a hospitalization or impending surgery.


Encouragement and Restoration


Freedom in Christ is a ministry of encouragement, not professional counseling. Each individual is paired with an encourager for one-on-one, confidential sessions scheduled at your mutual convenience. Make the choice for change and call now. To make an appointment, please call the Care Ministry office to leave your name and phone number by voicemail.




Current class: September 9-December 9, 2020
7:00-8:30 PM | Meeting Online through ZOOM
is a ministry designed to provide love, comfort, hope and encouragement to people who have suffered the loss of a loved one. It also helps people navigate through the confusion and seemingly unending pain that comes with their loss. Classes meet virtually through ZOOM. For more information please contact the Care Ministry office.

griefshare: surviving the holidays

Event: November 4, 2020
7:00 PM | Meeting Online through ZOOM

register here




Current class: September 16-December 9, 2020
8:00-9:15 PM | Meeting Online through ZOOM
Cost: $15 (includes workbook)
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.


military families ministry

Know someone at Bell Shoals whose family is or will be dealing with a military deployment?
We want to help make home life run a little bit easier during this challenging time.
Contact Pastor of Care Ministries, Fred Reio, in the Care Ministry office or email him at