Stephen Ministry is a way for Oak Grove to train and mobilize members to provide Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing many different kinds of life difficulties, including grief, divorce, cancer, unemployment, a spiritual crisis, infertility, and other challenges.
Here are some steps you can take as we begin this journey together:
- Give thanks to God for the life-transforming ministry ahead of us.
- Watch a couple of three-minute videos at StephenMinistries.org/stories to learn more about the difference this caring ministry makes in people’s lives. (Our church website includes a link to these videos.)
- Pray for the Spirit to raise up men and women who will become our first Stephen Ministers. Prayerfully consider whether God might be calling you to this ministry.
In the days and weeks to come, you will be hearing more about the Stephen Ministry from me and other leaders. If you have any questions about Stephen Minister, what Stephen Ministers do, or how you could be involved with Stephen Ministry, please see me or Harla Adams.
As we continue this ministry, we believe that God will be at work through it. May Paul’s words in Ephesians 3:20 capture our excitement, our hopes, and our dreams for Stephen Ministry:
“Glory be to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.”