Our Mission
The mission of Saint Stephen’s United Methodist Church is
“to lead people to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.”
  
   This is our mission statement. It is a declaration of how we collectively conduct ourselves in our relationship with others. This statement is the test for every mission, ministry, service, and fellowship opportunity. If we cannot answer how we are leading people to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ with our activity, then we must question why we are doing it.
  
   Being passive is not acceptable. We will seek out opportunities to meet the needs of others and act upon them appropriately. It is the loving, nurturing, caring, kind, encouraging guidance and spiritual development that will meet church and community needs and change lives. Our mission is to create and sustain ministry, outreach and education that employs the name and teaching of Jesus Christ as the relevant solution to today’s problems and tomorrow’s challenges.