John Wesley UMC
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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Stephen Ministries

 
 
Stephen Ministry is sometimes viewed as an option for only the most desperate of situations; a knot to hold at the end of one’s rope. That’s unfortunate because Stephen Ministry can help long before someone reaches that famous location.
A much better metaphor is that of a “bridge over troubled waters.” A Stephen Minister comes along during a difficult stretch of life and serves as a connecter to God’s plans.

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Stephen Ministers do this not through their own power, but through the power of Jesus Christ.  By listening, caring, praying and encouraging, a Stephen Minister brings the healing love of Jesus to that difficult situation.  Stephen Ministers are trained Christian “caregivers” who trust Jesus to be the “cure giver.”   

Stephen Ministers are available at John Wesley UMC to walk with you on a difficult stretch of life. 

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest."   Matthew 11: 28 

If you or someone you know would like more information about Stephen Ministry care, contact the Church office at 513-825-0733
to be connected with our Pastor or one of
our Stephen Leaders.