Congratulations to Stephen Minister, Shelly Edwards, who just completed a one week Leader’s Training Course, in St. Louis, MO, April 12-18.
She will be commissioned as a Stephen Leader during an upcoming Sunday Worship Service. Shelly’s enthusiasm, skills and training will serve our congregation well as she joins Marge Terdal, Stephen Leader, in directing Stephen Ministry at First Church.
INTERESTING STEPHEN MINISTRY STATISTICS WORLDWIDE*
- FUMC is one of 12,075 enrolled congregations or other organizations in the US plus 24 other countries.
- First United Methodist Church is one of 170 denominations represented. It is one of 185 enrolled congregations in Oregon.
- FUMC Stephen Ministry was recognized at this Leader’s Training Course as having actively served our congregation over 20 years!
- 600,000—Approximate number of lay and clergy people trained as a Stephen Minister in their church or organization.