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.  


How can we pray for you?

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 and leave a message for Gloria.

Find support you need

A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

Our next Griefshare sessions start on March 13 & 14th. Everyone is welcome, affiliation with Southport Presbyterian is no necessary. There is no charge for participation. We have two sessions that meet on both Wednesday afternoons at 2:00pm and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm.