Stephen Ministers July 2021
by Penny Brill
First Christian Church has some more exciting news to share. During the
shut down of all things public, three of our members have been forging
ahead in some very meaningful ways.
We are going to Commission a new Stephen Minister and two new Stephen
Leaders on July 8th in the Atrium.
Pam Platt has committed to extensive training (Zooming) over many weeks
to become a very welcome member of FCC's Stephen Ministry Team. We
are all elated to have her on the ready to walk along side and be trained to
assist a person who is over whelmed by the curve balls that life can throw
Sharon Hillerich and I spent 10 weeks on Zoom classes with participants
from all over the country, training to be Stephen Leaders. It was an extraordinary experience that brought many new friends into our lives, and a much deeper understanding of the benefits of Stephen Ministry.
This is a program that reminds any disciple of servant spirit to serving
Christ and representing him here on earth. It is a program that reminds us
we are the hands and feet of Christ, as well as the heart and soul.
This brings me to another point, we have a fantastic opportunity in Stephen
Ministry to serve. We need an infusion of energy, vitality and perspective
that can come only from a population that does not look like me!! We need
hands and feet that are not arthritic. We want to look around our meetings
and not see gray hair!!
You, yes you, are welcome and wanted to join us.
Think about it, YOU are needed.
Choose for yourselves this day when you will serve. ~Joshua, 24:15
Christ Caring for People