"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2.
Stephen Ministry is world-wide ecumenical ministry open to all in the community.
This Ministry was named for St. Stephen, the first lay person commissioned by the apostles to care for the needs of the people in the Christian community.
Stephen Ministers are caregivers... "Encourage the faint hearted, help the weak, be patient with all." 1 Thessalonians 5:14b NRSV
Our church has established and active Stephen Ministry serving members in our congregation and our local community. All our Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers are lay persons who have received in depth training in how to provide Christian Care and share God's love with someone who is hurting. Stephen Ministers are lay Christians who provide confidential, one-to-one care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties.
Each of our Stephen Ministers
While all of us can experience difficult times, people who could benefit from having a Stephen Minister are particularly those experiencing
If you feel you would like to have a Stephen Minister, or know of someone you feel could benefit from the trusting care of a Stephen Minister, please call our church office at (903)-482-5505 and ask to speak with our pastor.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about our community of faith, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact us via any of the following medias:
First United Methodist Church
303 S. Preston St.
PO Box 125
Van Alstyne, TX 75495
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