Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. — Phillippians 4:6-7
At Good Shepherd, we believe in the power of prayer and gather to lift up those requesting additional prayers for individual and confidential requests. Our prayer ministries provide opportunities to pray with and for each other.
Share the love of Jesus by serving in a prayer ministry! If you are interested, please send us an email.
Chapel Night is a time for Purposeful Silence, Reflection and Intentional Prayer. On the First Monday of every month, the Sanctuary will be open from 5pm to 8pm for a chapel-like experience. This is an opportunity to have a new experience at Good Shepherd, for you to know there is a designated place and time that you can be alone with God and connect through prayer and personal reflection without being guided or prompted.
The idea for Chapel Night grew from Good Shepherd’s first Core Value, “Prayer is Intentional”. First Monday signifies the first day of the week and the first week of the month. With intended simplicity, you will find the Sanctuary lights dim and there will be no music or message. Candles and Prayer Cards will be available as an interactive prayer aspect of the night. Light a candle for yourself or a loved one. Write a prayer request or praise and it will be lifted up and prayed over. This is an invitation for ALL, to come as you are, stay as long as you like, and be still in God’s presence.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.
Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. -Galatians 6:2
Lonely? Sad? Discouraged?
- Are you going through a tough time - emotionally and spiritually?
- Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
- Are you adjusting to a new job, changed marital status, serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move?
- Have you been simply feeling down?
Stephen Ministers are:
Someone to talk to
Someone to be trusted
Someone to be there with regular visits during times of crisis
Someone who does not “do for” but rather is “there for”
Stephen Ministers usually serve for two years, which includes an initial 65 hours of training followed by twice-monthly supervision by Stephen Leaders, as well as continuing education sessions. They are typically assigned one care receiver at a time and meet with that person for about one hour each week.
Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!
To learn how you - or a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative - can receive care, please call the church office and ask to speak to a pastor.
Do you have a passion to bring Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need? If you feel a calling in your heart to become a Stephen Minister, the next training class will begin in September. Please contact us below for more information.