“Bear one
another’s burdens…”

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (ESV)

Prayer


We pray at NPC because we have witnessed God’s awesome answers to prayer in the past and trust Him to continue His redemptive work in us individually and corporately.


If you would like to participate in praying for NPC family and friends, you may signup to receive email from the NPC prayer chain.

Signup for the email prayer chain  | Submit a prayer request*

 

*Requests submitted are reviewed by staff and normally published during weekday working hours.
For urgent requests, please contact a pastor or staff member.

 

 

 

PRAY WITH AN ELDER

OR STEPHEN MINISTER

 

Elders and Stephen Ministers are present up front after each worship service. They would love to pray with you & for you about any concern or circumstance.

 

SUNDAY AM

PRAYER TEAM

 

Join our weekly Kingdom Building Prayer Group anytime. We pray for NPC, its people, its ministries, and its outreach work throughout the world. Come downstairs to Room 046 8:15 - 8:45 AM any Sunday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6

Relationships


Relationships can be difficult but they are the heart of who we are as Christians.
Christ died and rose again to restore relationships.

 

 

RIGHT
RELATIONSHIPS

 

• glorify God
• provide our greatest joy
• require cultivation
• may need healing
• may need help

 

GOD HELPS
US BY

 

• the power of His Spirit
• the example of His Son
• the wisdom of His Word

 

HE PROVIDES

COUNSEL & SUPPORT

 

• through pastors, elders,
  deacons & staff
• through community groups
• through ministry leaders & 
  other mature believers
• through books, sermons, & videos

If you need help in a relationship, please ask.

Relationships are difficult. Sometimes we need a third party to come alongside to encourage, pray and discern how to proceed next. The elders of the church have taken vows to help members of the church do just those things, to partner with singles, couples, and families as they work through life and possibly difficult situations. The oversight for this happens through the Shepherding and Reconciliation Committee (SRC).

 

This team of elders exists at the direction of the NPC Session to help members of our NPC family in their application of the Gospel of Christ. The elders on this committee work with members of the church to apply principles of the gospel in their relationships with God, self, and others; principles like: faith, love, confession, repentance and restoration.

 

The SRC will help members of our NPC family who are having difficulties in those relationships, through intentional discipleship, prayer and winsome accountability. Please send an email if you have questions or would welcome an elder or two to partner with you as you navigate your relationships.

 

Please call the church at 630-961-0579 for additional information about all these resources.

Counseling Ministry

 

The Counseling Ministry at Naperville Presbyterian Church provides support & education on topics such as grieving, compassionate communications and peacemaking; short term counseling on specific areas of concern; consultation with growth group & ministry leaders; identification and coordination of related needs & resources within NPC; and assessment and referral to appropriate resources for those in distress.

THE OUTCOMES OF AN ASSESSMENT* COULD INCLUDE

 

• A positive resolution of the issue

• Referrals to medical or psychiatric evaluation and treatment

• Referral to professional Christian counseling

• Stephen's Ministry support

• Participation in a growth group or Adult Ed Class

• A discussion with a pastor, elder, or deacon

• A mentoring relationship with a mature Christian from the congregation

• Church or community recovery and support groups

• Recommended books or tapes


  Please email Kelly McDougal, our Director of Counseling or call the church at 630-961-0579, ext. 255 if you have counseling needs.

*There is no charge for assessment and referral.

 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Marriage Ministry

 

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24

 

 

Elsewhere in Genesis we read, “In the beginning God made mankind, male and female. He created them after his own image, he created them to be one flesh.” God brought man and woman together to “be fruitful and multiply,” to fill and subdue the earth and have dominion over it. And God saw that it was good, and declared it so. Despite culture’s definition of marriage, our church hold’s to this view of marriage that is defined here in Genesis 2, a one-flesh union between a man and a woman, until death parts them.

 

Furthermore, as a church we commit to helping couples flourish in “gospel-centered” marriages. What we mean by “gospel-centered is: the principles of the gospel (the good news of Jesus Christ) are at the center of their relationship. These principles are (to name a few): faith, love, one-flesh unity, confession, repentance, forgiveness, and restoration. These are the aspirations we have for marriages, and we commit to helping couples along this journey. These principles are a demonstration of the gospel, cf. Ephesians 5:22-33

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premarital Counseling

 

We believe premarital counseling is an important investment in your marriage. After being paired with a trained mentor, you get to complete a confidential assessment that helps to identify areas of strength and potential growth that might be helpful to discuss in future meetings. Then you will meet with your mentor several times discussing things like your spiritual life, previous relational and marital experience, and any special concerns you may have. This process is intended to give you the opportunity for a thoughtful and thorough examination of yourself and your relationship.

Contact NPC Office for more info.

 

 

Ongoing Marriage Support

 

Marriage is not static; it is an ever changing relationship. We encourage couples to meet regularly with trained mentors who are willing to share their experience and life lessons with you. Entering into a mentoring relationship can help you to explore and discuss issues and areas in your lives that are likely to influence the course of your marriage. Issues could include areas such as your attitude toward sexuality, children, gender roles, communication, household responsibilities and finances.

If you have questions or want to find mentors, contact our Counseling Director to find a match based on your availability, scheduling, and pastoral discernment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Visitation

 

 

We have volunteers that are available to visit with a patient and/or family during or following a hospital stay or out-patient procedure. We love to comfort those in these times through encouragement, prayer support and any additional needs. This ministry is available to anyone in the NPC family. Please notify our Director of Visitation or the church office at 630-961-0579 if you or another family member are or will be in the hospital.

 

 


 

 

Meals

 

 

Our Meals Ministry team serves by providing meals to those in our church who are in need of them: after a surgery, during treatment, after losing a loved one… If you have a need for meals, contact the church office at 630-961-0579 or fill out this form for our Care Team.

Deacons' Ministry

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. - Galatians 6:2,10

 

The Deacons serve the congregation and the surrounding community in its physical, financial, and spiritual needs and encourage the congregation to love and good deeds for others in crisis or need.
If you are in need of assistance, email the church office, or the deacons,
or call the church at (630) 961-0579. 

 


The Deacons' Ministry includes opportunities for Naperville Presbyterian Church to assist people in the community in practical ways. We have on-going relationships with several area agencies listed below that provide services to those in need.


 

  Find out more about our Deacon's Ministry Partners  

Stephen Ministries


  

Stephen Ministries is a ministry of men and women coming alongside those that are hurting. Stephen Ministers at Naperville Presbyterian Church are volunteers trained to listen and be present for people going through tough times. We are not there to ‘fix’ our care receiver or their problem. As the Care-giver, we are relying on Christ, the Cure-giver to comfort and encourage people in need.

 


Stephen Ministers are laypeople who receive Christian caregiving training in their congregation and then provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people. Each Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week.

 

Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing a variety of crises or life challenges—people who are experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, financial difficulties, hospitalization, chronic illness, job loss, disabilities, loneliness, a spiritual crisis, or other life struggles. In addition to caring for members of the congregation, Stephen Ministers can provide care to nonmembers, reaching out to unchurched people in crisis.

 

 

 For additional information or to be trained as a Stephen Minister, contact our Stephen Ministry Leader.
If you would like to talk with a Stephen Minister please contact our Stephen Ministry Leader or our Director of Care and Counseling.

 

 

for more information about Stephen Ministries, please visit www.stephenministries.org

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Pregnancy Support

CRISIS PREGNANCY

 

For those considering an abortion, or who have had an abortion, please don’t presume you must be alone in the journey. There are loving and concerned people here at NPC who would like to help you.

 

 Contact Our Crisis Pregnancy Team to speak with other women or contact our Director of Care and Counseling, who is a licensed clinical professional counselor serving on staff. We partner with CareNet Services of DuPage which also offers free Bible study groups and counseling for women.

 

 

 

NEW BABY

 

Our New Baby Ministry team is committed to supporting those who are expecting by birth or adoption. We treasure the opportunity to encourage you through prayer, relationship, and assistance as you are expecting and after your pregnancy.

 

Contact the church office if you are expecting.