God calls us to take care of one another. Epworth continues to grow and develop a system of caring for the congregation and the community. Below are opportunities for you to serve in caring ministries at Epworth.
Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one, confidential, Christ-centered care for adults experiencing a difficult season in their lives, whether it’s the death of a loved one, financial difficulties, divorce or estrangement, illness, or other situations. Stephen Ministers participate in 50 hours of specialized training around prayer, active listening, and empowering others to thrive even in difficult situations. On being commissioned as a Stephen Minister, there is a two-year commitment to serve. Monthly supervision group and continuing education meetings are required. Contact Stephen Leader Paul using the form below.
*If you are interested in being a Stephen Leader, note that you do not need to be a Stephen Minister to do this. If you have gifts of leadership, administration, creativity, and organization, you could be a Stephen Leader. Out-of-town, weeklong training required. Contact Paul for further details.
Our Caring Hearts help homebound members of our congregation stay connected to the church through phone calls and social visits. It’s a great way to share faith and life stories and make a new friend. Requirements: a minimum of one in-person visit and one phone call per month, a background check, and a gift for conversation and compassion. Contact Lay Parish Visitor Trina or Pastor Beth.
Hospital & Rehabilitation Visitor Team
This new ministry area assists the pastors with visits to Epworth members in the hospital and inpatient rehabilitation. Because the needs of this ministry area vary month to month, a flexible schedule is appreciated. Visiting Hearts will collaborate with the pastors and lay parish visitor to provide prayer and encouragement to those with extended hospital and rehab stays. For more information, sign up today or contact Pastor Beth.