Next Steps In Faith

Through our relationship with our Synod (Our regional church affiliation comparable to a diocese) and the West Toledo Parish we have some great programs for people looking to take their next steps in faith.

Via de Cristo
Via de Cristo is a three day weekend retreat, a course, to review Christian fundamentals, discuss ways to live them actively, and learn some practical tools to keep them vital.  Men and women are gathered on separate weekends that are offered once in the spring of each year.  The weekend is held at our Epiphany campus.

The Via de Cristo weekend begins on a Thursday night and ends the following Sunday night.  During the three days, those attending live and study together.  Each day ther is prayer, worship, communion, and much singing.  All for the purpose of a gaining a deep, permanent, living awareness of one's faith and the response that comes from such awareness.

Contact Pastor Steve or Vicar Dave to find out dates for the next weekend and an application.

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)
Teens Encounter Christ is built using the same methods of the Via de Cristo but is designed specifically for teens.  For more information, visit

Contact Pastor Steve or Vicar Dave to find out dates for the next weekend and an application.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith run over eleven weeks.  Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.  

Alpha is run all around the globe and everyone is welcome - especially those who have questions and doubts.  Each session is preceded by dinner and continues with a presentation and informal small group discussion around each table.  

We hold Alphas on a regular basis at our Epiphany campus.  More info can be found at

Contact Pastor Steve or Vicar Dave to hold your place for the next weekend.

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in a congregation.  Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers - called Stephen MInisters - to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.  

The program involves 50 hours of preparatory training given in three hour sessions. After the initial training, active Stephen ministers participate in supervisory groups and continuing education. The training is held on a regular basis at our Epiphany campus.

More information can be found at

Contact Kim Dent at our Epiphany campus to find out dates for the next training sequence and an application.