Blackhawk Cares

Blackhawk Ministries is a bustling place with countless opportunities for you to learn, worship, grow, and belong together with our church family. We all understand that life can be a challenge, and that support from your church community can make all the difference We want to share in your joys and to help carry your burdens. Whether you’re seeking Christian fellowship and growth when the road is smooth, or have an earnest need when you hit a rough patch, we want to provide a safe place where you are loved and cared for. 

Prayer Wall

If you’re in need of prayer for any reason, post on our Prayer Wall, where typically dozens of people pray for requests.

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To chat online with a leader during normal business hours, use the button below. If we don't reply within 5 mins, we'll email!

Prayer & Counseling

We would love to serve you. Please contact us and a pastor or staff member will reply as quickly as possible. Or call the church office: 260.493.7400

Assistance Request

We would love to come alongside you to support any needs you may have in this season. We encourage those already in a Blackhawk Life Group to check for any needs within the group and aim to meet those needs. Fill out our Assistance Request Form to request help if your Blackhawk Life Group (as mentioned above) is unable to assist. Please note: assistance is not provided for all financial requests and is generally processed in a one-to-two week time frame.

Ways to Respond During Difficult Seasons

In time when the world is responding with panic and chaos, God's people respond well by remaining calm,
praying first, filling our hearts with God's word, and increasing our generosity.

Praying First

Go to God as your first priority, not your last resort. We believe God is working supernaturally while we are working naturally.

Most Gracious Father,
We place our confidence and hope in You.
We ask You for protection, healing, and provision.
We ask You for wisdom to know how we ought to conduct ourselves as the body of Christ before a watching world.
We ask that You would open our eyes to see ways to love our neighbor as ourselves.
We ask You to use these uncertain and difficult times to bring renewal to our homes and communities. We ask that, by the power of Your Spirit, You would draw people far from You to place their trust in Jesus.

In Jesus’ name,

Filling Our Hearts with God’s Word

The unshakable foundation for our lives is God’s Word. It is our source of wisdom, comfort, and faith. It helps defines our current reality and illuminate our path forward.

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down,
your sleep will be sweet.
Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.”
— Proverbs 3:24-26 NIV

Pastor Kevin's 50 Scriptures to help with fear and anxiety

Increasing Generosity

God’s people don’t shrink from difficult times, instead, we react in faith believing that God uses our increased generosity to meet needs and shine a light of hope into the darkness people around us are experiencing.

One of the biggest ways you can help is to automate your giving. Set up recurring giving so that no matter how often we are able to gather, God’s work can continue


Look for ways to step out and bless the people around you:

  • Who is anxious?
  • Who is directly affected by these events?
  • Is there anyone in your world who can’t travel home?
  • Lost their regular work?

Prayer Wall

The Blackhawk Ministries Prayer Wall is the central place for prayer requests. Share your prayer requests, pray for others and see how others have prayed for you.

By submitting prayer requests to the Prayer Wall, you are giving consent for the church to post prayer requests online. Blackhawk Ministries has the right to edit all information submitted to ensure the proper level of privacy is maintained. If you would like to share a prayer or praise with the staff and elders only (i.e., not posted on the Prayer Wall), please select "DO NOT Share This" when submitting your request.

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.


I would like to ask prayer for my family.

My brother and his wife are going through a rough patch, and I am just praying they patch it all up for the sake of their son. They both love each other still and are working through things. I am just hoping they come back stronger. We are all feeling this right now and are all exhausted.

Also: I wouldn

Received: September 8, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.

Lindsey Maley

My father-in-law(Jim Maley) is not doing well. Recently, we were told "6 months or less" and he entered hospice care. We were told today that they believe it will be "a month or less" due to his declining health. My mother-in-law, Sue Maley, has given me permission to post this prayer request. Please pray for strength to get through this process and for joy, and God's tender peace.

Received: August 31, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 9 times.

The Rutledge

Please pray for us as we travel to take our Daughters to college in Texas that God allows for us to have safe travels there and upon our return. Also that he stays the focal point in their lives and ours.

God Bless!

Received: August 20, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Steven Foos

My cousin John Gotschal is dying of a rare form of cancer please pray for his family as he will be entering his home with Jesus

Received: August 19, 2019

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 7 times.


A family member is having heart surgery. Please pray that God would give him strength and wisdom. Thank you!

Received: August 18, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.


Please pray for me as I have been suffering from a debilitating health issue that is hindering my quality of life. Please pray that God

Received: August 14, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.


One of my best friends is going through a rough spot in her relationship with her boyfriend. Please pray that if the relationship falls, that she'll be encouraged by God's promises and His love, and that I can be there for her if it's God's will.

Another friend of mine is going through a lot of pain and lack of sleep, no further details are needed, but please pray that the pain will subside and she'll be able to sleep better tonight and more consistently.

Lastly, please pray for me. I want to continue to build my faith in the Lord. I've been a Christian almost all my life, and I know I will always be learning more and more, so please pray that I'll be able to understand what I'm learning, and to have patience and consistency in faith so that I can be a better steward for the Lord and be able to represent Him to everyone I see.

Thank you!

Received: August 11, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 12 times.

Aaron Smelser

Please keep my Aunt in your prayers. She is scheduled to undergo surgery on September 12. This is to remove all the metal from her body, mostly in hips and legs. However this is going to leave her without the ability to walk around.

Received: August 8, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.


Will you please join me in praying that my husband (who is a believer) will rest in the assurance that he is loved and valued by Christ. ...and that he will begin to value his own life again.

Received: August 3, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Cynthia Hayes

Please help my family pray for my mom, Gladys, who is in search of a kidney donor. She had one previously, but the donor is now pregnant and can

Received: July 13, 2019