STEPHEN MINISTRY

First Presbyterian Church is a Stephen Ministry congregation. Stephen Ministry provides training to equip lay persons to provide one-to-one care to individuals in our congregation/community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
 
The training provides the congregation with the structure and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide personal Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. This is a unique Christian caring ministry that provides listening – caring – prayer – and encouraging support. It is totally confidential.