Have you heard about Stephen Ministry? It is a long-standing Christian care ministry. Hope Lutheran Church has recently initiated this caring ministry in our congregation. The ministry is based on the hallmark Scripture verse found in Galatians 6:2…”Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” One way God fulfills His promise of his comforting presence is by providing Stephen Ministers to walk alongside those going through challenges such as job loss, illness, divorce, grief or other difficulty. Stephen Ministers provide a caring, supportive, non-judgmental, confidential relationship that enables care receivers to share their burdens. One of the most important principles of this program is upholding and honoring confidentiality.
Stephen Ministers ARE care-givers–NOT cure-givers. God is the only cure-giver. BUT these caregivers make a difference in people’s lives.
Callers for Christ
Callers for Christ call and visit those who have visited Hope for Sunday morning worship. This group serves the Board of Evangelism to reach out to the community.
Compassion in Action (CIA)
Compassion in Action (CIA) represents the members of Hope in reaching out to those in need in our congregation and community. Among its service projects are: food drives to supply St. Luke’s and Good Shepherd Food Banks in KCK; Bibles and gifts for area Christmas stores; and Christmas and Easter baskets to our shut-ins. CIA provides financial support to those in need in the community through its support of Shawnee Community Center.
Prayer requests are collected from members and sent our via email to any member wishing to include church prayers in their own private prayers.