“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 7:30-8:00 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 Care and Restortation Committee (CRC).

 

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 and others; principles like: faith, love, confession, repentance and restoration.

 

The CRC 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.

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 office of deacon is set forth in the Scriptures as ordinary and perpetual in the church. The office is one of sympathy and service, after the example of the Lord Jesus; it expresses also the communion of saints, especially in their helping one another in time of need.

 

The Deacons serve the congregation and the surrounding community in its physical, financial, and spiritual needs and we encourage the congregation to love and provide 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. 

 

We have on-going relationships with several area agencies listed below that provide services or financial donations to those in need.


 

 Click Here to Learn More & Access Serving Opportunties

 

Stephen Ministry


  

Stephen Ministry 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.

 

If you would like to talk with a Stephen Minister please contact our Stephen Ministry Leader.

 

For additional information or to be trained as a Stephen Minister, contact our Stephen Ministry Leader

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


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