Care & Support

Worthington Christian Church offers a variety of Support Services to meet the many diverse needs of our church family. Our ministers, ministry leaders and professional counselors are here to help encourage and guide you as you navigate through life’s most important and challenging moments.

Vertical Marriage

Many of us are guilty of looking to someone (or something) to make us happy and give us a sense of peace and security. Spouses, friends, money, success, materialism... all of these things are horizontal relationships. This horizontal focus often leads to disappointment and can strain relationships. Sometimes it can even ruin marriages. This is why the Bible emphasizes looking to God for our peace, security, and happiness. If we set our focus vertically, the rest will follow.

Vertical Marriage is a 5-week small group Bible study for married couples looking to connect with God and one another on a deeper level. Created by Dave & Ann Wilson and FamilyLife, Vertical Marriage includes humorous and relatable video sessions followed by group discussions. Dave and Ann will share intimate details of their own stories and encourage participants toward a vibrant marriage on a foundation of active faith.

Vertical Marriage will kick off its 5-week series on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 PM.

We will then meet every Sunday at 11:00 AM until Oct. 8.
The cost is $10/couple for the workbooks (sold in packs of two) that are required for class.

Registration will end on Thursday, Sept.7.


Our GriefShare support group is 14-weeks long and usually meets twice a year. We are composed of a group of friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Let us help you through the hurt.

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare is a ministry designed to help you through this hurt.

GriefShare meets every Sunday from September 10 through December 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. 


Our DivorceCare support group is 14-weeks long and usually meets twice a year. We are a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. DivorceCare offers valuable resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

You don’t have to go through it alone.

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

DivorceCare meets every Wednesday from August 16 to November 15 (6:45-8:30 PM)

DivorceCare for Kids (for children in grades 1-5) will also meet at the same date and time right next door!

“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 1:2-4

Prayer Ministry

Prayer requests are collected via email, phone calls into the office and/or Connect Cards. Requests are then reviewed for any privacy concerns before being sent out to the prayer chain that evening. (Emergency prayer requests will go out as soon as possible.) All WCC members are encouraged to join the prayer chain. If you’d like to join, please email your request to us.

NOTE: If you have a prayer request that you DO NOT want published on the prayer chain, please make note of that when you submit your request. We have a ministry team that will pray for you regardless, we just won’t push that request out to our congregation of prayer warriors if those are your wishes.

If you would like to make a prayer request, please contact the Prayer Ministry or call the church office at 614-885-8389 (after hours voicemail: extension 116).

Additional Resources

Dial 211 if you are in need of assistance and you're not sure where to go.

211 will connect you to expert, caring help and every call is completely confidential.
If you are resident of Columbus, Ohio and need emergency assistance, please contact PRC Emergency Assistance of Franklin County at 844-640-6446.

NOTE: Worthington Christian Church partners with local community assistance programs to collect donations for them. We do not maintain resources on-site.

Mental Health

Cornerstone Family Services is a non-profit, faith-based counseling and coaching organization offering a wide array of services including marriage and premarital counseling, adolescent and teen counseling, individual and group counseling. Call or email their office and their intake specialists will find the right counselor for you and your loved ones (614-459-3003 or

Bridges Counseling of Ohio is a private practice counseling center with offices in Worthington and Marysville, Ohio. As a Christian practice, Bridges Counseling provides services for families, teenagers, and adults that reflect the God-given worth of each individual regardless of where they may be in life. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 614-284-8922 or email them at

Directions Counseling & Coaching seeks to improve the quality of mental health in the Central Ohio community by offering professional counseling, educational opportunities, and professional consults inspired by our belief that God desires to restore emotional & relational wholeness to our lives. Leave a detailed voicemail (614-888-9200) to be connected to the appropriate Counselor. You may also fill out a contact form on their website.

Beacon Counseling Center has locations in Westerville (614-890-8262) and Dublin (614-336-7856) and they provide competent counseling in a caring Christian environment. They serve adolescents, children, adults and couples with a variety of mental health and interpersonal issues. Beacon Counseling is committed to providing services for people of ALL faiths and backgrounds. Please leave a detailed voicemail at one of the numbers listed above to be connected to a counselor.

Netcare Access – Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis and assessment services for Franklin County, Ohio. Call 614-276-2273 or 888-276-2273.

Franklin County Youth Psychiatric Crisis Line for children aged 17 and under, please call 614-722-1800. For those aged 18 and older, please call 888-276-2273.

National Domestic Violence Hotline — 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

National Sexual Assault Hotline — 800-656-4673.

Assistance with Food, Clothing, Bills and/or Rent & Employment Resources

The Salvation Army of Central Ohio provides clothing, furniture, food, utility bill assistance, job training, after school tutoring, warm winter coats, youth summer camp, Christmas assistance, meals and many other services to Franklin and Delaware County families.

Mid-Ohio Food Collective is the largest food bank in central Ohio and they have the resources to connect you with the food and support you need when times are tough. You may contact them at 614-277-3663.

Worthington Resource Pantry works to feed our community by connecting neighbors to healthy food, resources and each other. You may contact them at 614-985-1766.

Blessing Box is a pop-up food pantry found in various locations across central Ohio. Blessing Boxes are stocked by your neighbors to help those in need.

LSS 211 (formerly HandsOn Central Ohio) provides information and resource referrals for those in need. You may also dial 211 on your phone to hear a listing of resources or to speak to someone about your needs.

People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County helps residents of Delaware County with immediate emergency needs possibly created by job loss, break-up of the family, illness, death or other financial emergencies. You may contact them at 740-363-6284.

Need Help Paying Bills provides information and resources for today’s challenging economy.

Faith Mission of Central Ohio provides food and shelter to homeless people.

Franklin County Housing/Shelter Assistance is a housing and shelter general resource list -- for both adults and juveniles. For immediate assistance, contact the housing/shelter crisis line at 614-274-7000.

Faith Mission Resource Center provides clients with access  to employment resources such as setting up job interviews, writing resumes, learning about training opportunities and conducting housing searches. They also offer clients the opportunity to complete an assessment and goal plan (called an Individualized Employment Service Plan ) to prepare them for employment with a job making a livable wage.

Addiction, Recovery & Health Care

Netcare Access – Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis and assessment services for Franklin County, Ohio.

Call 614-276-2273 or 888-276-2273.

Faith Mission Health Center provides medical, dental, vision, behavioral and pharmacy care to those who have low income, are homeless (or at risk of being homeless) or in transitional housing. Please call 614-224-6617 or email them directly to schedule to appointment.

Columbus Free Clinic is a student run organization that offers all of their services for free. They will not ask for insurance information or citizenship status.

Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC) has served central Ohio for more than 40 years and they offer a variety of support for pregnant women including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, mother & baby clothes, breastfeeding supplies, baby items, car seats, diapers, parenting classes, consultations, information and support. Call or text them at 614-444-4411.

Alcoholics Anonymous of Central Ohio — 614-253-8501.

Central Ohio Narcotics Anonymous — 614-252-1700.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


If you are having suicidal thoughts (or suspect that a loved one is), please call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Franklin County Suicide Prevention Hotline — 614-221-5445 or 614-294-3300 (Teen Hotline).

Emergency Hospitalization or Death

In the event of an emergency hospitalization or death, please notify the church office at 614-885-8389. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

If the church office is closed, please call 740-414-3235 and leave a detailed voicemail message, including the phone number where you can be reached. A minister or member of our Care Ministry will get back with you as soon as possible.

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