- Congregational Care Ministry
- Care Groups
- Prayer Requests
CARE – A First Church Core Value
We are called to use our resources to care for each other and the environment. We visit the sick and imprisoned, we embrace the poor, we work for the oppressed and homeless, and we walk together through hard times. These are clear ways that we as Christians answer the call to care for the spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and environmental well-being of creation.
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters.” Psalm 24:1-2 (CEB)
Congregational Care Ministers
Congregational Care Ministers are lay volunteers specifically trained to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and care for our congregation. Through this ministry, they offer support for all aspects of life from baptism to end-of-life care.
Stephen Ministry – “When Life Happens”
Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people or loved ones who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, relationship issues, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, loneliness, or any stressful time.
Stephen Ministers are highly trained and commissioned by the church to provide one on one Christian care for hurting people. The relationship with a Stephen Minister and all conversations with a Stephen Minister are completely confidential. Stephen Ministers provide nonjudgmental, caring Christian support. They are supported by the Stephen Ministry team, the Director of Congregational Care Ministries, and our pastors.
To learn more about Stephen Ministry, please contact Debbie Mitchell, Director of Congregational Care Ministries.
The following groups meet every week on our campus. If you have questions about any of the groups, please contact Debbie Mitchell, Director of Congregational Care Ministries.
- Divorce Recovery
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Divorce Recovery, a time for healing. If you or someone you know is facing this very difficult time in life, please consider joining this group of support and growth.
- Narcotics Anonymous
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other live drug-free. There are no dues or fees; the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs, which includes alcohol. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. NA focuses on 12-steps; open meeting.
- Senior FriendsFirst Friday of every month | Gathering Space: An enthusiastic group of seniors (age 60 and up) from various denominations throughout the Orlando area. Meets monthly for lunch and programming.
Submit a prayer request using our online request form below or by calling the church office. Prayer request cards are also available in the bulletin on Sundays. The staff and prayer team pray over these requests every week.