Stephen Ministers February 2021
by Penny Brill
We are excited to announce a new training class for Stephen Ministers has started!! First Christian Church has joined with Middletown Christian Church to train 6 new ministers. Pam Platt from FCC is part of this class. We hold her in our prayers on this exciting journey in faith.
This is a reminder of this ministry and the availability of it to anyone! We are here to serve and walk along side anyone in need of faith support.
Each of us has times when we are lonely, grieving or overwhelmed by life situations. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes that when we suffer and are troubled, we find comfort through Christ (2 Corinthians 1:4-6) and one of the ways we find this comfort is through other caring Christians.
Our congregation has a group of people skilled in caring for those facing challenges in their lives. These people, called Stephen Ministers, have undergone extensive training to develop and nurture their caring skills.
Who might receive care from a Stephen Minister? Care receivers may be hospitalized, grieving the death of a loved one, separated or divorced, home bound, unemployed, adjusting to the birth of a child, or experiencing many other kinds of life difficulties.
Think about your life and the lives of people around you. Are you, or is someone you know, going through a time of crisis or challenge? The care of a Stephen Minister may be exactly what's needed to help bring Christ's healing.
If you have questions about Stephen Ministry at First Christian, feel free to call the church office at 502-228-4189 to be put in touch with this program.
"Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you. I will help you, I will uphold you..." ~ Isaiah 41:10
Christ Caring for People