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Each year, our ministries in the church continue to grow and thrive based on the commitment from their volunteers. Without our faithful servants, we at St. Stephen could not glorify the Lord and continue to reach out to others.

 

iConnect I –“I Am A Church Member” 

Part A-In this class you will discover the attitudes and responsibilities that make the difference

 

iConnect I I –“I Am A Church Member” 

Part B-In this class you will discover the attitudes and responsibilities that make the difference

 

iConnect II- “Life-A-New”

In this class you will learn basic Christian principles and the history of St. Stephen Church

 

iConnect III- “Spiritual Gifts”

In this class you will discover the gifts that God has equipped you with and which ministry best suits your gift.

 

“Jesus says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

 

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

 

At St. Stephen, we strongly believe that each person is designed with a purpose — a purpose to live our lives for Christ and through this, we use our talents and gifts to serve Him and grow His kingdom. We are made to serve Him. We hope and pray that you will take a few moments to explore this pamphlet and all of the opportunities to get involved at St. Stephen Church.

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

In order to participate in ministry the following membership classes must be completed.

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BULLETIN STUFFERS:   Persons in this ministry will place the message notes in the bulletins.  They will also administer bulletins to either the Greeter/Usher representatives in a timely fashion before the worship services.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY:  To offer hope to all volunteers, children, and parents by presenting the truths of God’s Word through age appropriate resources; the motivation is to penetrate the hearts of our youth with a love for God and his Word that will take them into eternity. It is our job to introduce them to a Savior now so that when they become sinners they will know where to turn.

[But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14]

Our Children’s department is called S.H.I.N.E. (Seeking Him IN Everything)

DEACON BOARD:  Deacons give leadership to the church’s ministry of serving the physical and spiritual needs of members and people beyond the church; most typically these are people selected by the church to help the pastors in meeting members needs; Deacons call on sick members, counsel, collect food and clothing for the needy; and closely cooperates with the pastor in overseeing the pastoral ministry of the church.

DECISION COUNSELORS:  Decision Counselors welcome and counsel people who make decisions to receive Christ and/ or become a member of the Church during pre/post worship services.  They also provide spiritual guidance and administrative assistance for church record keeping purposes.  Persons in this ministry must be friendly, have a love for people and a servant attitude.

 

EVANGELISM TEAM:  Ministry Evangelism is meeting needs to share Christ with the intent of developing ‘outreach’ in solid relationships with people (the lost and the saved) so that they can hear, feel and respond to the Gospel; it’s helping them experience the presence of Jesus and then move them towards Discipleship and Christian living, and by this -saved individuals will then reach their community/neighborhood for Christ.

 GREETERSGreeters are front-line faces for the church in representation to every visitor and the congregation as they arrive and bid people farewell as they exit the premises .  They provide a first impression of St. Stephen Church and help prepare the hearts of each person that walks through the doors for worship.  If you love to welcome people, smile and treat everyone of them special this ministry is for you.

 HOSPITALTITY:   Oversee the working of all hospitality program and member care ministries; coordinate the activities that involve hospitality and care ministries; be alert to the needs of the church membership and ways to serve those needs; provide hospitality arrangements for visiting pastors / missionaries / special invited guests; catering and reception for installation of new pastors or great farewell of departing pastors.

L.I.F.E. GROUP FACILITATORS (formerly known as Sunday School):  An educator of the Bible,  facilitator, spiritual counselor, and example to the pupils in the class; the prime representative of the ministry of the Sunday School to conduct a ‘small group’ learning session appropriate to the needs and understanding of the pupils; involve the pupil in the truth to be learned;  and provide opportunity for the salvation of each pupil and the subsequent maturation in Christ.

LIFE-A-NEW FACILITATORS (New Members Class/Orientation):    A representative who assists and facilitates scheduled sessions (post joining the church) for new members to provide important information regarding the basic beliefs of the church; to share the discipleship ministry process; to explain why membership is important and encourage involvement in church ministry; learns about the purpose, values, vision, and history of the church

MEN’S MINISTRY:  The purpose is to glorify God by making, establishing and maturing men as disciples of Christ; The purpose of Men’s Ministries is to: (1) Promote and enhance discipleship and disciple-making activities among the men in our congregation and their spheres of influence, and (2) Facilitate individual and group outreach to men and families of the church, community and the surrounding area.

PARKING LOT ATTENDEES:  Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary; lift, position, and remove barricades in order to open or close parking areas;  keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.

PRAYER TEAM:  A group of two to six people committed to praying with hurting people—both churched and unchurched  that go out and pray with sick and shut-ins; pray with those who come forward for prayer during or after worship; are available for prayer with individuals at specified times during the week; and be present at healing services or prayer services to pray with individuals.

SET UP & BREAKDOWN CREW:  to provide assistance by setting up chairs-tables etc. and breaking down those items when needed to facilitate meetings, group sessions; or for worship services whether on stage or practical locations throughout the facility when needed.  Light lifting is required.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS FACILITATORS:  A representative that works in conjunction along with Life-A-New facilitator(s) who provides information about all the spiritual gifts in the Bible; gives a spiritual gifts assessment where information is filled out about the type of things that he likes to do and meet with an “advisor” who will go over the results with that new member  and help to find a place where he can best use his gifts and talents.

USHERS:  This ministry greets people as they enter service, assist people in finding a seat in the Sanctuary, direct people to desired locations, distribute bulletins, offering envelopes, service programs and keep the service free from disruptions and distractions.  If you love to smile, greet people and are punctual this is the ministry for you

WELCOME CENTER GREETERS: If you love helping, informing, and warmly welcoming others, come serve by offering information to guests, visitors, and members. If you love to meet new people and be the first friendly face that our visitors see, this is the ministry for you.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY:  The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to empower, strengthen, and encourage women to their full potential in God by helping women gain knowledge and

understanding of God. The ministry will provide opportunities for women to identify and use their unique, God given gifts for the purpose of harvesting other women for God’s kingdom; increase women participation in serving the Lord; create opportunities where women can minister to women and young women in different facets of their lives; establish a place of peace for women to retreat to from their busy lives and have quiet time with God or engage in fellowship with other women believers; help women start or maintain an effective prayer life; start and maintain spiritual reading groups; provide literature, guest speakers and retreats to assist women’s spiritual growth and increase their understanding of health issues that effects their mind, body and spirit.

YOUTH MINISTRY:  We exist to equip young people to develop a deeper relationship with Christ, encourage uplifting relationships with other Christians, and empower life changing relationships with non-believers.

 

Our youth department is called S.U.R.G.E. (Serving Under (a) Radical God Everyday)

 

 

Interested in joining a ministry or just volunteering? Fill out information below and our ministry department will contact you!

Have questions? Call Erica Taylor Ministry Coordinator 502.583.6798 ext. 6677

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