Small Group Ministries
STEPHEN MINISTRY IS...
....a program of our congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community.
STEPHEN MINISTERS ARE COMMITTED CHRISTIAN PEOPLE WHO...
....express God’s care through their lives to others. Receive 50 hours of initial training, important caring ministry skills and concepts;
- Are commissioned as Stephen Ministers after completing their initial training;
- Visit another person regularly and dependably and offer Christian support and care;
- Participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained
Stephen Leaders;are committed to preserving
the confidential nature of the caring relationship;
- Serve for at least two years; receive continuing education and skill building throughout their years of service.
“PUT ON THEN, AS GOD’S CHOSEN ONES, HOLY AND BELOVED, COMPASSION.” COLOSSIANS 3:12
Pastor Luhring - Pastor Schmidt - Dr. Jeff Pruitt- Penny Mueller - Faith Smith - Rita Bergman - Sandy Joost
Visit the Stephen Ministry Web Site
WHAT IS A CHRISTCARE SMALL GROUP MINISTRY?
A ChristCare Group is a gathering of 3-12 people that meets regularly for the purpose of mutual care and encouragement, prayer and worship, practical study that relates the Bible or biblical principles to everyday life, service or outreach to others. The group is led by a trained leader who receives ongoing support and encouragement for their ministry. The group independently chooses the topic of its study and the nature of its service or outreach.
Who would benefit from participation in a ChristCare Group?
All those who desire to:
Please call the church office at 419-782-5766 for futher information.
The Telecare meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Chairman: Phil Rohlf
“WE CARE” CARD
We send cards to remember people on special occasions or in special circumstances.
Coordinator: Penny Mueller (419-784-3299)