Stephen Ministry

Each week you see in the Sunday bulletin and weekly E-Vision the phrase “A Stephen Ministry Congregation.”  Many of you may be unfamiliar that our congregation has trained 18 Stephen Ministers who provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister is …

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there is a need

Stephen Ministry is YOUR Ministry

Each member of this congregation plays an important role in Stephen Ministry.  Here is what you can do:

  • PRAY for god to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry.
  • ACCEPT care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn’t expect you to bear your burdens alone.
  • TELL A FRIEND, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.

Please contact any of our Stephen Leaders for more information about Stephen Ministry:  Rev Brian McCartney at 770.227.5517, ext. 24; Mrs. Angela Rooks; or Mrs. Kathy Wooddall.


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