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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caregiving ministry at JupiterFirst Church. A Stephen Ministry congregation equips and empowers lay caregivers - called Stephen Ministers - to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered  care to people who are hurting. JupiterFirst is proud to offer this outreach to its congregation and as an opportunity for congregates who are called to this ministry.

When the Stephen Ministers have completed their training, they will be commissioned and ready to begin their ministry. They will be available to meet weekly with people experiencing life challenges. While being a Stephen Minister requires commitment of time and effort, it may be one of the most rewarding challenges you will ever embrace. Think and pray about this opportunity. If you are interested in learning more about training and serving as a Stephen Minister, please talk with one of our Stephen Leaders, or read about the Stephen Ministry national program online.

If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one care giving ministry, please contact Pastor Chip Jurskis at the church office.

 

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The "AFTER PEOPLE"

People often ask, "What exactly is a Stephen Minister?"

One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.

Stephen Minister are there:

  • after the phone call you hoped you'd never get.
  • after the divorce papers are served.
  • after the funeral, when everyone else has left and the emotions you've head at bay come crashing in on you.
  • after the last child honks the horn, waves and drives away and the house seems suddenly empty.
  • after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
  • after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
  • after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.

Stephen Ministers are the "After People". They are ready to come alongside you - or your friends, neighbors, coworkers or relatives - and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.

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Featured Events

 
Upcoming Events

  JULY

 2nd -  Sermon Based Small                             Groups continue
 2nd -  Summer Pilates continues
11th -  Senior Lunch Bunch
11th -  Dementia Caregivers
11th -  Help & Hope
14th -  Youth Mission Trip
18th -  Senior Lunch Bunch
18th -  Help & Hope
18th -  Book Club
25th -  Dementia Caregivers

25th -  Senior Lunch Bunch
3
0th - MS/HS The Rapids

 AUGUST

 1st -    Senior Lunch Bunch
 1st -    Summer Pilates
 1st -    Loggerhead Meet Up
 2nd -   Universal Studio Trip
 4th -    Baptism 101
 6th -    Summer Pilates
 8th -    Summer Pilates
 8-9th - Global Leadership                                  Summit
 8th -    Help & Hope
 8th -    Dementia Caregivers
15th -   Senior Lunch Bunch
15th -   Help & Hope
15th -   Theology on Tap
15th -   Book Club
22nd -  Senior Lunch Bunch
22nd -  Dementia Caregivers
29th -   Senior Lunch Bunch 

 

This Week

Sunday, July 28th
 8:15 am - Sunday Bible Study 
 9:30 am - Worship Service 
 9:30 am - Children's Program 
 9:30 am - Pancakes & Jesus
10:45 am - How to Talk to God  

Monday, July 29th 
 1:00 pm - Senior Game Day 
 6:30 pm - Prayer Shawl
 6:30 pm - Anchored 

Tuesday, July 30th
 9:30 am - MS/HS The Rapids 
 2:00 pm - Prayer Shawl
 5:30 pm - Summer Pilates
 
6:30 pm - Everything Belongs 

Wednesday, July 31st 
 6:00 pm - The Wave 
 6:30 pm - Family Talent Show Night
 6:30 pm - How to Talk to God

Thursday, August 1st
 9:30 am - MomsFIRST Play Date
12:00 pm - Senior Lunch Bunch 
 5:30 pm - Summer Pilates
 7:30 pm - AA/AlAnon

 

Church Calendar