We are blessed to host this celebration each spring and to be in the presence of wonderful missionaries who serve in the name of Jesus Christ all over the world. The Mission Celebration Weekend is full of learning, worshiping, and fellowship. There will also be opportunities for children to participate.
Shown are thirteen of the fifteen Stephen Ministers at Boone UMC.
On Sunday, April 7th, Boone United Methodist commissioned 13 new Stephen Ministers. These people have been through 50 hours of specialized training in Christian caregiving and join a team of three Stephen Leaders at Boone United Methodist. Stephen Ministers provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time. Stephen Ministers meet weekly with their care receiver for around an hour to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support for the person. Caring relationships last for as long as the person’s need persists. The Stephen Ministries organization is based in St. Louis but serves more than 11,000 congregations representing 150 Christian denominations worldwide.
Please lift up our new Stephen Ministers in your prayers, asking that God bless their ministry and work through them to bring hope and healing to those they are serving.
A wonderful Spirit-filled event.