Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are laypeople – Christian men and women – trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separations due to military deployment.  If you are experiencing these emotions, this ministry is free to the community.


Stephen Ministers come from all walks of live. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during time of need. Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 12,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.


So . . .

Do you recognize pain and suffering in others?
           Are you able to listen to the heart-felt words of others?
                    Are you willing to help others but may not always know how?


If you can answer “Yes” to any of these questions, then God has given you talents to become a Stephen Minister in Evergreen’s newly-formed Stephen Ministry—a complete system for training and organizing laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation.
If the Holy Spirit has been knocking on your door, please open it and let God in to help you help others.

Koinonia


Feed our souls,

             Feed our families,

                        Feed our community.

 


"Koinonia" is the Christian fellowship, or body of believers.  It is the intimate spiritual communion and participative sharing in a common religious commitment and spiritual community.  After Pentecost, Peter brought the gospel to these bewildered onlookers who witnessed the disciples’ ability to speak in many different languages.  3,000 witnesses became new believers and were baptized that day. After, these newly baptized believers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship (koinonia), to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42).


Evergreen's Koinonia Ministry Team nurtures the congregation with hospital visitation, home bound visitation, and making contact with new attendees.  Koinonia also organizes the pictorial directory for Evergreen every 2-3 years.


A vital part of Koinonia at Evergreen is "feeding our souls and feeding our families" every 1st Sunday of the Month, preparing the communion meal as well as organizing a church-wide potluck lunch for that day.  In addition, we "feed

our community" on Communion Sunday by bringing donation bags of food for our Food Pantry resources.   


Koinonia feeds our souls, our families, and our community.