Stephen Ministers extend the care of the congregations to those with a variety of needs.
First Presbyterian Church's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
We all experience challenges in life - times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as -
- loss of a loved one
- divorce or separation
- loneliness or discouragement
- spititual crisis
- unemployment or a job crisis
- a terminal illness
- birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
- a chronic illness
- recovery after an accident or disaster
- and many more.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: the identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.
Could you or someone you know benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister? Are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Contact Fred or Bev Kapelle, our Stephen Leaders, at (830) 896-0544 or contact the church office at (830) 257-3310.