New National Resource for Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministry LogoThe National Headquarters for Stephen Ministries has launched a new website at It tells the story of how God is at work in thousands of congregations—including ours.

It lifts up people in congregations like First Church, people whose lives are transformed by providing or receiving care through Stephen Ministry. Following are four pages offering helpful and engaging videos.

Are you thinking of requesting a Stephen Minister here at First Church, but aren’t quite sure?

stephen_ministries_video_still View the short videos on the Stephen Ministries Website.

Go to There you can view short videos of those who have experienced God’s love through Stephen Ministry.

To further explore the possibility of having the support of a Stephen Minister, contact The Rev. Dick Storment through the church office at 503/228-3195, or

Are you interested in serving at First Church as a Stephen Minister?

Watch short vignettes of experienced Stephen Ministers telling what Stephen Ministers are and do at

Are you wondering how a congregation benefits from having a Stephen Ministries program?

A “pastor and Stephen Ministry” page includes a heartfelt video from a Stephen Ministry pastor at

Are you a potential Stephen Leader?

Watch the videos on to learn about Leader’s Training Course information for 2014 and a short video offering an inside look at an LTC.

It is our hope and prayer that God will use this new website to bring together those called to give and receive care.

Cordially in Christ, Your Stephen Leaders, First United Methodist Church, Portland.

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