St. Stephen Baptist Church exists to exalt God’s greatness, evangelize God’s world, equip God’s people, express God’s love and expand God’s Kingdom; which is accomplished through our ministries.
Volunteers in the Audio/Visual (A/V) Ministry will assist with operating sound and video equipment during various church events. These duties can include: working video cameras, running screens for lyrics and sermon notes, and doing audio mixing for services and various church events.
Celebrate Recovery is 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurts, habits or hangups. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from issues that are controlling a person's life. Celebrate Recovery is scripturally based on the eight principles of the “Beatitudes” found
in Matthew 5:3-11.
The Christian Education Ministry includes Sunday School, Special Studies classes, Christian Education workshops and more to equip and mature members for service to Christ. Each class is to have a leadership group consisting of a teacher, co-teacher, class administrator, evangelism coordinator, mission/ministry coordinator, fellowship coordinator, prayer leader and care coordinator.
Comfort & Encouragement
Comfort & Encouragement Ministry prays for as well as mails out correspondence to our sick and shut-in members and those who have lost loved ones. This ministry seeks those with a compassionate heart to offer comfort during times of sorrow.
Decision Counselors are trained volunteers whose primary role is to assist those who have made a decision to unite with the church and follow Christ. A Christian Decision Counselor is: Christ-centered, compassionate, patient,
and loves people.
Dosker Manor Outreach
Each week minister's of St. Stephen express the love of Christ through meeting the spiritual and physical needs of senior citizens and other resident who reside at Dosker Manor. This includes weekly worship services and regular community impact days.
Emergency Response Team (ERT)
The ERT is comprised of and seeks credentialed medical professionals who will volunteer to serve at weekend services in case an emergency situation should occur. The Emergency Medical Team also provides health care information as well as sponsor semi-annual health fairs.
Evangelism is the “Great Commission” ministry of the church. Volunteers serving in this ministry are involved in inviting people to “come and see” and worship with us St. Stephen. Evangelism also engages in door to door witnessing, community outreach sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Greeter Ministry seeks volunteers who have a spirit of hospitality. Our greeters are the first faces you encounter as you enter the building. A warm smile and a kind greeting is what every greeter needs to possess.
Grief Ministry gives support to those who are grieving over the death of a loved one. The ministry offers an eight week workshop designed to help those in bereavement under-stand and cope with the grieving process.
The Hospitality Ministry seeks to assist our guests/visitors of St. Stephen Baptist Church to maximize their experience while at our church.
Marriage Ministry supports couples and promotes biblical principles for handling the real issues that married couples face. All married and engaged couples, those dating or sin-gle who want to get an understanding of what it takes to make marriage work are invited to participate in marriage ministry.
Men’s Ministry invites men to participate in activities designed for fellowship, teaching and partnering with other men to maximize and mature through biblical teaching and practical application. All men are urged to participate.
The Millennial Ministry is composed of two groups. It is designed for young adults ages 18-24 and young adults 25-35. The ministry seeks to help young adults navigate through these very crucial stages of life along with real talk, fun and fellow-ship make this an ideal ministry for young adults.
Missions is an outreach ministry seeks to meet people in need where they are. Volunteers should love people and be passionate about serving and meeting the various needs of other people throughout the community and beyond.
Nurses Guild provides altar assistance at all worship services, as well as provide assistance at funerals. The Nurses guild is supported by the Emergency Medical Team in case of an emergency. Volunteers for this ministry do not need medical training, but do need a willingness to serve.
Prayer Ministry seeks volunteers who have a heart and passion to pray and intercede for our Pastor, our church, our community and the world. Prayer is the key. Faith unlocks the door.
Prison Ministry seeks those who are willing and able to go into prisons to minister the Gospel to incarcerated individuals. This ministry participates in monthly Bible studies and local prisons and jails.
"I was in prison and you came
to visit me." - Matthew 25:36
S.O.U.L. Cancer Survival Support Ministry
Spiritual Outreach United in Love (S.O.U.L.) Cancer Survival ministry is a support group for cancer survivors. S.O.U.L. seeks those who are cancer survivors who want to meet, support and encourage each other. S.O.U.L. offers a safe place for all cancer survivors.
Traffic Team directs campus traffic from all parking lots each weekend. This team may also assist those needing assistance to safely enter/exit the building.
Usher Ministry seeks persons with a spirit of hospitality and service. Ushers serve at each service during the week and all services on the weekend. Ushers are called upon for funerals and other church events as needed. The person with a servant’s heart will desire to serve as a “doorkeeper in the house of the Lord’.
The Sister's In Spirit (S.I.S.) Women’s Ministry seeks to engage the women of St Stephen Church and women from the community in fellowship, teaching, sister to sister ministry and exciting events that draw us together in service and honor of our Lord. Women’s ministry exists to help women reach their highest potential in life and in Christ. All women are invited.
Worship Arts Ministry
The Worship Arts Ministry at St. Stephen consists of: four adult choirs, five praise teams, children's choir, senior choir, youth choir, orchestra, handbells, and ensembles. The Worship Arts Ministry meets regularly for rehearsals and fellowships.
Youth Ministry seeks those ages 12 - 17 to participate in learning the principles of scrip-ture, finding fellowship with each other, enriching academic knowledge, learning social skills and sharing in fun activities. Adult volunteers are needed to assist the Youth Ministry Leaders.