We seek to be an expression of God’s love for the world through our love for one another. This includes service to others: prayer, acts of charity, and service to congregation and community. Learn more about our Congregational Care activities below.
Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised lay persons who provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties.
They have been through 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving, including general topics such as listening, feelings, boundaries, assertiveness, and using Christian resources in caregiving. In addition, they received training on specialized topics such as ministering to the divorced, hospitalized, bereaved and aging. Stephen Ministers are caring Christian friends who listen, understand, accept, and pray for and with care receivers who are working through a crisis or a tough time.
If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister begin by talking to one of our Stephen Ministers, and they can tell you more. Stephen Ministers make a two-year commitment to training and service.
If you have questions about being a part of the Stephen Ministry program, please contact our Stephen Ministry leader, Rebecca Maxwell.
Our Visitation Ministry
Our VISITATION ministry involves many individuals in our congregation. They show the love of Christ by visiting homebound members, those who reside in assisted living or nursing facilities, and/or members with special needs. We are excited about this growing ministry and encourage you to join us!
Our Shut-In Communion Team
Our SHUT-IN COMMUNION team members provide in-home communion to many of our elderly members who are confined to their homes or to one of our local care facilities and are unable to attend services. We try to continue to include them in the worship aspect of our church by serving them communion one Sunday a month on a regularly scheduled basis.