Stephen Ministry, a Christian lay caring ministry for those in need, is a vital part of our congregation’s mission: Call Equip Send. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, encourage, pray and share Christ’s love in an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust. They work with Marvin pastors and others to provide the best possible care for their care receivers.

If you would like to explore seeking the assistance of a Stephen Minister, please contact Rev. Gerry Giles (903.592.7396).

We have many active Stephen Ministers at Marvin who have been trained to be special friends to those who are hurting due to loneliness, unemployment, divorce, grief, being shut in, childbirth, loss of spouse, lifestyle changes or questions about God and faith, or who are experiencing some other personal crisis.

Consider becoming a Stephen Minister by answering Christ’s call to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ,” (Galatians 6: 2). The Stephen Ministry program is constantly seeking caring individuals who feel called to serve in this important mission of Marvin Church. Might God be calling you?

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