- Service Ministry
“Minister to Humanity through Selfless Service to the Community”
Vision: The service committee is charged with organizing and recruiting members of the congregation to serve the community, the church, and God through volunteer programs and special church activities. We seek to express the messages and vision that God places in our lives through ministry and service.
In addition to the programs and initiatives held at St. Stephen’s, the service committee coordinates joint outreach activities with St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem; and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem.
The service committee hosts the following yearly fellowship activities:
· Pentecost Sunday Dinner
· Annual church picnic
· Jesus’ Birthday Dinner
The service committee organizes the following outreach projects:
Crisis Control Ministry “Gift of the Month”
Samaritan Ministries Penny Campaign
Thanksgiving adopt-a-family food collection
- Worship Ministry
Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ”
Vision: The worship committee is charged with preparing the congregation to teach the word of Jesus Christ. We teach the word and proclaim the gospel through Sunday services, mid-week service, bible study, and by assisting the Rector in setting and maintaining the reverent and worshipful atmosphere and environment, to enhance congregant’s worship experience.
Worship is the heart of the church family, and the worship committee hosts the following yearly liturgical activities to enhance our worship experience:
· Advent study series
· Lenten study series
In addition to the priest-in-charge, the worship committee consists of the Choir president, the Minister of music, the Acolyte warden, the Alter Guild chair, the Usher board president, and a representative of the Lay Eucharistic Ministers.
- Education Ministry
“Discipleship through Vision, Faith, and Knowledge”
Vision: The education committee is charged with promoting a strong foundation in Christ through adult and youth programs. We strive to implement programs for parishioners of all ages that focus on the lectionary year study and promote Christian and scholastic academic achievement. The gospel of Jesus Christ is our blueprint for survival and success, and the foundation we build with Christian education programs that promote Holy Scripture, church history, and the apostolic traditions of the Church gives us the strength to do the work that God has called us to do in our community.
The education committee hosts the following educational activities:
· Bible Study
· Vacation Bible School
· Recognition Sunday
The education committee organizes the following youth-oriented projects:
Youth Sunday (3rd Sunday of the Month)
Black History Month Observance
Stations of the Cross (Lent)
- Evangelism Ministry
“Be a Beacon for Others in their Search for Christ”
Vision: The evangelism committee is charged with equipping the congregation with the tools needed to spread the word of God. Each of us is called to live a life that displays God’s love for us, His endless mercy, and His continued blessings in our lives. As baptized members of the Body of Christ, we are gifted by the Holy Spirit for ministry and service as an outward manifestation of the messages and vision God placed in our loves. We are called to use the gifts given to us to “Proclaim the good news!” and reach out and touch the lives of wayward and lost souls.
- Pastoral Care Ministry
“In Times of Need, the Community Responds”
Vision: The pastoral care committee is charged with organizing the resources of the church to identify and meet the needs of members. We work to assist the sick and shut-in members of our congregation. Members of the pastoral care committee make phone inquiries and in-person visits to provide comfort, assistance and fellowship to our homebound, sick, and needy members. St. Stephens has worked to develop a “circle of friends” to address the needs of our member from generation to generation. The pastoral care committee works tirelessly to minister to our members in times of celebration and condolence.
- Stewardship Ministry
“Submitting Ourselves through the Generous Donation of Our Time, Talents, and Treasury”
Vision: The stewardship committee is charged with organizing and recruiting members of the congregation to donate their time, talents, and blessings in generous service to the community, in honor of their gifts from God. We recognize that you can give without loving, but know that it is impossible to love without giving.