Care Ministries

caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the body of Christ

Our Purpose

Our goal is to connect those who have spiritual, relational, financial, or practical needs with the healing power of Jesus Christ and His Church. Support can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in the challenges life presents. We are here to encourage you to find and follow Jesus through the transitions, challenges, and sorrows of life. For details on how we can support you, explore our groups and resources below, and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter.



Stonebriar members, regular attendees, and people in our local community may apply for short-term financial assistance from the Benevolence fund. We give priority to requests from members and regular attendees but consider requests from the local community (people living in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, and Rockwall Counties, Texas only) when possible.


We can only assist with short-term and emergency needs. We cannot provide long–term or repeated assistance. We also cannot assist with bills more than 60 days in arrears, childcare, medical bills, unsecured loan payments, taxes, legal expenses, or any expense that is not an objectively verified need.


Steps to Applying for Financial Assistance
Follow these steps to make application. The process may take up to four (4) weeks.


1. Download and complete the Benevolence Application form. Read the cover page before filling out the Application form. As you complete the form, gather the required documentation that must accompany the application. If you are requesting rent coverage, please also have your landlord fill out the W-9 form. Use the checklist to make sure you have properly completed the application, as we cannot accept incomplete applications. If you omit any information or documentation, the application will not be processed.





2.  Return the completed application and the required documentation to the church.
Return the completed application with documentation to the church office, 4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco, TX. Bring a government issued photo ID to confirm your identity. We will make a color copy of your ID for inclusion with the application. We can only consider bills that are in the name of the person providing identification.


3. Expect to wait.
It takes at least three working days to review and verify applications. During this period, you will not hear from us, nor can we answer questions. Once we have verified your application, we will contact you. The primary means for contact is e-mail. If you do not have e-mail, you must provide a telephone number where you can always be reached. If we cannot contact you after two attempts, we will not process your application.


4. Follow the instructions you are given. You may be asked to meet with budget coaches or others to assist you with your finances. You may be asked to meet with a Care Team as part of the consideration process. Please be on time for any appointments.


If it is determined at any point in the process that Benevolence cannot provide assistance, you will be notified that “Benevolence cannot assist you at this time.” No further information will be given.


At no point in this process do we promise or guarantee that assistance will be provided to you. Any assistance will be in the form of a check made out to the vendor, landlord, or other service provider – not to you. No cash will ever be given nor will we issue money orders or cashier’s checks.


The benevolence interview process – budget coaching and committee consideration – often requires probing, detailed, difficult, and potentially uncomfortable questions and analysis of the applicant’s personal situation and spending habits. Applicants should be prepared for this potentiality.


Have Questions?
If you have more questions about financial assistance, call Care Ministries at 469-252-5364, or contact us online. We reply to inquiries when staff and volunteers are in the office (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.). If you have an urgent need for pastoral care on a night, weekend, or holiday, call the church’s main phone, 469-252-5200, listen to the phone message, and follow the directions for contacting the pastor on-call.


Relevant Links
Assistance Center of Collin County:
Christian Community in Action:
Consumer Credit Counseling:
Crown Financial Ministries:
Frisco Family Services:
Salvation Army:
Samaritan Inn:
Texas Workforce Commission:


Our pastors, pastoral leaders, and volunteers can help lift your loved one’s burdens with an encouraging visit and prayer. We offer visits to those in assisted living and extended care facilities, hospitals, and homes. To request a visit, please fill out the Visitation Form.



You can also reach out to request a visit by:

  • E-mail: e-mail
  • Phone: call Care Ministries at 469-252-5226
  • Worship Guide: send us a note using the prayer request form in the printed Sunday Worship Guide

Spiritual Guidance

God can lead you through a difficult time or crisis through conversation, prayer, and spiritual direction offered by the pastors and pastoral leaders at Stonebriar Community Church.


Contact the Care Ministries office: Call Lauri Lanier at 469-252-5364 or e-mail and briefly explain the situation you face. Lauri can connect you with a pastor, pastoral leader, or Christian counselor in the community.


Pastoral Counsel: Trained and experienced in giving biblical counsel, our pastors and pastoral leaders can help with a range of issues, from men’s and women’s issues to those affecting married couples and the elderly. To inquire about such counsel, contact Care Ministries as indicated below and provide a brief explanation of the situation you face.


Have Questions? Call Care Ministries at 469-252-5364 or click here to contact us online. We reply to inquiries when staff and volunteers are in the office (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.). If you have an urgent need for pastoral care on a night, weekend, or holiday, call the church’s main phone, 469-252-5200, listen to the phone message, and follow the directions for contacting the pastor on-call. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

Encouragement & Support Groups

Frisco Connect

Frisco Connect

Frisco Connect

Gain tools and advice to enhance your job-search strategy.





Find community and resources for coping through the challenges of divorce.


Cancer Encouragement

Cancer Encouragement

Cancer Encouragement

Find comfort by meeting one-on-one with a survivor who understands your treatment journey.





Find support as you move through the grieving process.


Marriage Core

Marriage Core


Grow closer as a couple and forge lasting friendships with others.


Stronger Women

Stronger Women

Stronger Women

Support for survivors of domestic abuse.


Parenting Prodigals

Parenting Prodigals

Parenting Prodigals

Find hope for raising your wayward child or grandchild.


Reach Up Reach Out

Reach Up Reach Out

Reach Up Reach Out

Share your struggles in unemployment and receive encouragement.


Recovery Groups

Recovery Groups

Recovery Groups

Find help for recovering from addiction or trauma.


Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

Find hope and healing from the pain of sexual abuse.





Find hope and peace in the midst of grief (for children and teens).


WE Group for Widows

WE Group for Widows

WE Group for Widows

Find friendship and joy among fellow widows.



Request Prayer

When you need help, call on God through prayer. We offer the following ways for you to have others involved in lifting your prayer requests and praises to the Lord.


1. Visit our Prayer Rooms on Sunday Mornings

We would love to pray with you in person. After the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services, you can find warm and caring SoulCare volunteers in Prayer Rooms A102 and A106 available to pray with and encourage you. If you need any assistance locating a prayer room, a volunteer at our Information Center can direct you.

The prayer rooms are also available to you during the church’s weekly office hours on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2. Add Your Request to the Weekly Prayer List

Prayer Team members receive the church’s prayer list via e-mail each week and will pray for your request. You can add your request to this list in one of three ways:

  • Submit your prayer request online.
  • Contact Care Ministries directly at 469-252-5364 with your request and contact information.
  • Use the detachable form in the Sunday morning worship folder. Simply write down your request and place the form in the offering plate when it passes by. Or you may drop it off at the Prayer Room after the service.

Join a prayer group

Stonebriar Prays

Join us for a time of prayer on the first Sunday of each month beginning at 5 p.m. We meet in Room A129 to pray specifically for our nation and leaders. There are also periodic additional times for coming together in prayer throughout the year that will be announced in our Worship Folder on Sunday mornings. Our corporate prayer times are voluntary—you can pray out loud or silently.


Grandmothers in Prayer

Calling all grandmothers who desire to pray for their grandchildren and schools, whether public, private, or home-school, from preschool through college. Experience the joy of replacing anxiety with peace and hope when you pray scripturally and specifically with other grandmothers.

We meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 in B150.


High School/College Moms in Prayer (HSM)

Moms meet to pray for junior high and high school students, their schools, and Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 in B209.

Encourage Others


While redemption and restoration can only be accomplished through the atoning work of Christ, the work of caring for souls in our communities is accomplished through the Holy Spirit’s gifting and directing believers in relationships with one another. Stonebriar Community Church’s SoulCare ministry mission is simple: It is a ministry that prayerfully connects “people who want to help…with people who need help.”


The methods we use to “care” are varied. They range from helping to meet physical and financial needs, to being “present” with others in walking alongside them as they wrestle with their emotional and spiritual needs. Our SoulCare ministers believe that the Holy Spirit is the author of all change, growth, and the primary instrument of healing in all souls.
SoulCare ministers believe that our greatest resource of “care” is faithful, fervent, and frequent prayer.


SoulCare Training

SoulCare Training will provide you with tools and resources to help you walk alongside someone in a season of brokenness and to serve in may capacities at Stonebriar Community Church. For details on our next training course, contact Lauri at


SoulCare is praying, encouraging, attending, caring, and educating. Remember, we may spend a season of praying, encouraging, and attending before we ever get into a season of active caring and educating. We trust this to the Holy Spirit.

Write Way Prison Ministry

Write-Way Prison Ministries is a Bible correspondence school for prisoners, whether in city or county jails, state prison, or federal prison. We are dedicated to the propagation of the Gospel and the promotion of Christian growth in the Word of God through free Bible correspondence courses to prisoners in the states of Texas and Louisiana. The grading and counseling gives the inmate student encouragement, as well as help, to become better equipped to meet life situations upon his release into the free world.


When: Wednesday evenings from 5–6:30 p.m.
Where: Stonebriar Community Church, Portable D
Cost: None
Skills/Interests: Prayer, Discipleship, Encouragement
Registration: No registration needed

For more information, call us at 469-252-5364 or check out the Write-Way website.

The Soul of Shame

Dr. Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neuro-biological roots. He will provide the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds.


Thompson’s expertise and compassion will help us identify pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind us. Rewrite your story and embrace healing and wholeness as we discover and defeat shame’s insidious agenda.

The Soul of Shame Part One


The Soul of Shame Part Two


The Soul of Shame Part Three

The Soul of Shame Part Four


The Soul of Shame Part Five


The Soul of Shame Part Six

The Soul of Shame Part Seven


The Soul of Shame Part Eight


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Lauri Lanier

Ministry Leader – Care Ministries



If you have questions or need help navigating Care Ministries, Lauri looks forward to assisting you with your needs.