Caring Ministries

  United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd is a Stephen Ministry Congregation

Stephen Ministers are members of our church trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are hurting.
Our Stephen Ministers are here to care!
Going through a tough time—emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a life crisis – death of a loved one, job loss, illness, divorce? Lonely or simply feeling down?
A Stephen Minister can help. A Stephen Minister is a member of our congregation who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray and walk alongside you during difficult times. Stephen Ministry is confidential, free, and very helpful.
Do you have a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative going through a difficult time?
A Stephen Minister may be able to offer the support he or she needs.
To learn more, call the church at 405-324-1900 and leave a message for Linda Truitt, Pastor of Caring Ministries.
  GriefShare support group – Meeting via Zoom
If you are grieving the loss of a friend or family member, you are facing many deep emotions. GriefShare Christian support group provides a loving, safe place to sort your feelings out. In this 13 week group you can learn that your emotional and physical experiences are expected. You will receive healing and comfort and begin to find joy again. Meeting via Zoom on Tuesdays  at 10:00 a.m. beginning December 8, 2020. Learn more more and register at
  DivorceCare support group
If you are separated from your spouse or anticipating divorce your life will be challenging and full of pain. You may be feeling confused and isolated. In this 13 week DivorceCare Christian support group you will find tools, teaching and support to deal with your emotions and pain. Learn more and register at
A support group for single parents. The group tackles such issues as finances, discipline, and dating. You will find hope and friendship. Offered in September and January. Register at
Companions in Christ
We are each on a journey whether we like it or not. If you are ready to respond to God’s call for ever-deepening communion and wholeness, begin this journey now. Introduction begins September 5, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Sign up by contacting Rev. Linda Truitt at 405-324-1900. Click here to go to Companions in Christ registration