Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry equips congregational members to offer care and support for people experiencing life difficulties, such as the death of a loved one, job crisis, aging, separation or divorce, long-term illness, spiritual crisis or for many other concerns.  The mission of Stephen Ministry at First Pres is to know the love and care of Jesus Christ and to make that love and care of Jesus Christ known together.


Do you have a heart for loving and caring for others? As this ministry grows, we need Stephen Ministers.  A Stephen Minister is a church member who is willing to enter into a one-on-one, confidential relationship with someone else in our congregation for a period of 3 months to a year.  Each Stephen Minister will receive 50 hours of training in preparation for this ministry.


We are looking for people with a heart for providing Christ’s care as a Stephen Minister to those in our congregation going through crises and struggles. We are now accepting applications for the next training, which begins in January. Click here to view the next training schedule or contact Julia Porter, Stephen Leader at 601-473-4096 or for more info.


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