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    Unpaid servants who are Ministry-Safe trained are needed in the Children's Ministry department every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm. The response for adult Bible studies has been overwhelmingly positive and, as a result, we have a greater number of children and students in our care. If you are willing to help nurture and teach these young people, please contact Dana Gomez (817-487-2400) or Jennifer Higgins (817-690-2720).  


    Adult Education classes are back in session and unpaid servants are always welcome to help greet and serve students and their families. If you are looking for a place to live our mission - to love God, grow in grace, and serve others - this is a great opportunity!


    Church staff, ministry team leaders, and unpaid servants are invited to our annual PASSIONATE DISCIPLES SUMMIT Saturday, January 27 for a day of celebrating the past and preparing for the future. We will begin promptly at 9:30am in the Gym. Captain Marshall Whitlock from Johnson County Sheriff's Office will present a safety and emergency preparedness seminar prior to our church business and visioning conversations. Lunch and childcare will be provided, please RSVP to Nicole Hutchison or Pastor Dale Wilbanks by phone or email. 


    Midweek discipleship groups for children and teens plus adult Bible studies take place every Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Education Building. Skip the hassle of rushing home to make dinner and join us for our Midweek Meal at 5:30pm in the Gym. 


    First Methodist Joshua is excited to host its first event simulcast of the WORK AS WORSHIP conference for business professionals Friday, February 23 in our Worship Center. Online registration is required (click here) and lunch is provided. This is a great opportunity for business owners and employees to be inspired by industry leaders and learn ways to connect their faith and work. Invite your team and coworkers to this 1-day retreat without having to travel to Dallas!


    Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University has been rescheduled to the Spring and will begin Sunday, April 8 at 6pm. For class information, to purchase a participant's kit, or to register, click HERE

Stephen Ministry
Leader: Angela McFarland


The Stephen Ministry at First United Methodist Church brings care to all in need. This confidential, Christian care giving is a vital part of the total healing ministry of Christ's body, the church. Our trained Stephen Ministers are here to meet the needs of individuals who are:

  1. Homebound or alone.
  2. Hospitalized or recently discharged
  3. Facing serious or terminal illness
  4. Experiencing major life adjustments
  5. Residents of long-term care facilities
  6. Facing decisions on care of loved ones
  7. Experiencing the absence of family members due to death, school, military assignment, marriage or divorce
  8. Adjusting to becoming single parents

Our mission is to provide loving and distinctly Christian Care to those going through difficult times and to offer a ministry of highly trained and godly Stephen Ministers who provide loving Christian Care and share the burdens of others.

When someone requests a Stephen Minister, our Stephen Ministries Director, Pat Bonds, will meet with that individual, explain what Stephen Ministry is and determine whether a Stephen Ministry Referral is the appropriate care needed. If so, a Stephen Minister of the same gender as the care receiver will contact the care receiver and begin meeting with him or her for approximately one hour each week for as long as the need is there. All information is confidential. The Stephen Ministers don't try to solve problems; they listen, care, pray and help the care receiver find his or her path to healing and wholeness.

If you would like information about the Stephen Ministry program and how to become a Stephen Minister, Pat Bonds at (817) 641-9995 or

Our vision is to be a ministry recognized for its highly trained and godly Stephen Ministers who are providing loving Christian care and sharing the burdens of Christians having difficulty keeping focused on God due to issues or concerns in their lives.