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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US?

Core Values of Stephen Ministry at First United Presbyterian Church:

  • God does not want any of us to suffer alone, but wants us to love,
    encourage, and care for one another.
  • We want our church to be a place where hurting people can receive compassion,
    care, and Christ’s healing love.
  • All God’s people have been blessed with spiritual gifts and God calls us all to active ministry.

**We value high-quality, distinctively Christian lay ministry. We demonstrate this value by equipping people through Stephen Ministry.

**We value people and want them to experience the love of Christ, especially when they are hurting, troubled, or in need. We demonstrate this value by ministering to people through Stephen Ministry.

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. This is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.

Is God calling you to be a Stephen Minister?
Talk to one of the Stephen Leaders: Pastor Greg, Ruth Neagle,
Launa Engelbrecht, Jim Boland.

Stephen Ministry, a ministry of Congregational Care. Stuart Neagle, Elder.