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One to One Christian Caring

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering
God's grace in its various forms. (1Peter 4:10)

After the touch of the Master's hand we are compelled to serve others. (Mt. 8:14-15)

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SUMMER Group - Summer Group

Some Stephen Ministers will be in town and active this summer. On the second and fourth Sunday of each month, two Stephen Ministers will be in the front of the sanctuary (on the left side near the pulpit) to meet with anyone who wants to talk or has need of prayer.


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What is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation’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.


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 rolls
• 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’s a need


Stephen Ministries Care for People Facing Tough Times
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
• Hospitalization
• Divorce or separation
• Loneliness or discouragement
• Spiritual crisis
• Unemployment or a job crisis
• A terminal illness
• Incarceration
• Aging
• Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
• A chronic illness
• Relocation
• 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 remain private.


Stephen Ministry in our congregation

• Could you benefit from the confidential, one-to-one care and support of a Stephen Minister?
• Do you know someone else—perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative—who could benefit from Stephen Ministry?
• Are you interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister?
• Click here to learn more about "What is a Stephen Minister?

Then talk with a pastor or Stephen Leader—or contract the office—to learn more..

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WELCOME NEW STEPHEN MINISTERS

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Mesquite United Methodist Church commissioned new Stephen Ministers during the 10 AM worship service.

The new Stephen Ministers are: Jackie Armstrong, Rick and Jan Casebolt, Marci Harrison, Mark Oswell, and Lois West. Calleen Cox will be commissioned at a later date.

A total of 18 Stephen Ministers will serve under the leadership of Pastor Rick Casebolt, along with

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Rich Killian, and... ..Kathleen Winstanley, previously commissioned Stephen Leaders.

 

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