Care Ministry

Stephen Ministries

Our Stephen Ministers are ordinary men and women who feel called by God to help others carry the load. They receive 50 hours of training in how to come alongside someone and walk with them for a season. They are compassionate, empathetic, and excellent listeners.  They don’t give advice; they listen and help to bring the peace and presence of Christ to situations.

Who would benefit from meeting with a Stephen Minister? Anyone who has experienced a loss. It could be the loss of a marriage, a spouse, a key relationship or a job? Those who are suffering from a chronic or terminal illness would also benefit from Stephen Ministry.

To find out how to become a Stephen Minister or to get more information about meeting with a Stephen Minister call Pastor Glen Massey at 317-534-2908 or Aleen Philhower at 317-534-2911.  Everything related to Stephen Ministry is completely confidential.

Emergency and Non-Emergency Care

Emergency Pastoral Care

In times of crisis and tragedy, our pastors want to be present with you and minister to you.  Please call the church office even if it’s after business hours.  One of our pastors or our Care Ministry Coordinator is always on-call in the evenings and they would be delighted to take your call.

Non-Emergency Care

Congregation Care is also available for non-emergent needs. If you have chronic medical needs, have received a difficult diagnosis, have surgery scheduled, are expecting a child, or have lost a loved one, we are here to support and pray with you.  

Food Ministry

The Food Service Ministry at Southport Pres exists to follow Jesus’ example of providing for people’s physical needs and helping them to grow in community around a tasty meal or snack. Here are some examples of the ways we do this:

  1. We provide lunch for Southport Presbyterian Christian School, our Welcome Place students, and for several adult care facilities in the community.
  2. We cook dinners before big events and special worship gatherings such as our Congregational Meetings and Lenten Services.
  3. We offer fresh baked breads and desserts on Sunday morning at our Bakeshop Table.
  4. We cater food for joyful events, such as weddings and anniversaries.
  5. We cook meals for the homeless and others in our city.

Prayer

How can we pray for you?

Prayer During Worship Services:  We have a team of people who pray every Sunday during our worship gatherings. While we express our worship to God and receive instruction from his Word, they are lifting us up in prayer.

Prayer Cover:  This team prays throughout the week in 30 minute time slots.  They pray for the church, the community, and the world.  At Southport, we take seriously the instruction from 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing.” If you need prayer call us at: 317-346-0557 or click the link below.