The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office. It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. If you would like to request information about the Deacon Ministry click here.
Here at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea our Prayer Ministry is an integral part of our Caring Ministry. Our prayer teams pray together on Wednesday mornings in Room A of the Family Worship Center and are available to pray with individuals after services on Sunday. They also have a dedicated prayer line at 714-447-8716 where you can leave your prayer requests anytime. To learn more about our Prayer Ministry click here to request more information.
The goal of Stephen Ministries is best described in Ephesians 4:12-13:
To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
Stephen Ministers are lay people in our congregation who are ready to provide emotional and spiritual care to individuals in our community who are experiencing difficulties and crises in their lives. Stephen Ministers are equipped through an extensive 8-month training course. Sometimes Stephen Minsters are called The After People because they come alongside a hurting person after the loss of a loved one, after a divorce, after a cancer diagnosis, or after any number of other life difficulties and provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care for as long after as needed.
To request more information about this ministry, or to get in contact with one of our Stephen Ministers click here.
Health Ministries consists of a group of individuals who, by the grace of God, empower the congregation and community to lead healthier lives. They focus on faith-based whole person wellness of body, mind and spirit through education, health promotion and disease prevention. This Health Ministries program is affiliated Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Services we provide include:
- Blood Pressure Screening (Last Sunday of the month between services)
- American Red Cross Blood Drive Spring and Fall,
- Flu Shot Clinic
- Classes in First Aid and CPR/AED
- Children and Youth Classes in Water Safety
To request more information about St. Peter's Health Ministry click here.