a future with hope

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11
Mission Statement:  To provide a future with hope, by shepherding people who are living in an environment of toxic stress, utilizing team support to build basic life skills.  
For anyone who desires to break the cycle of toxic stress and/or poverty, we want to provide someone, who has been trained in coaching!  That coach will help set attainable goals that will allow individuals to reach a future of hope that God has in store for them.  We collaborate with Bright Futures for referrals as well as those who are within our community who are seeking a way out of poverty.   
Our mission at St. Stephen UMC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and the world.  This relational ministry is one-on-one.  We are able to show our clients the love of Jesus and how His ways bring hope in a dark world.  
Services provided: 
Spiritual Care
Financial peace 
Growth approach to coaching 
Job search skills
If you, or someone you know, desires to break the cycle and find hope, contact us at