Coffee Cup Ministry
More than a Cup
Coffee Cup Ministry is about more than a cup. It’s about meeting another person where they are and accepting them in an honest, compassionate way. It’s about taking the time to listen, talk, and genuinely care. It’s about opening our hearts and entering into the story of another person.
Share your Story
Coffee Cup Ministry is about spending time with someone, listening to their story, and sharing your own story. Time is a precious commodity, and when we set aside time to spend with someone else, we send a message to the other person that they are valuable and worthy of our time. When we listen to them, our silence says that they are worthy of being heard. When we share our own story, we create honesty and trust and a safe environment for building relationships. When we offer up our conversations in prayer to God, we grow closer to God and allow him to have an integral part in our ministry and our lives.
How you can participate in our Coffee Cup Ministry:
- Make a list of 3 people you can invite to coffee.
- Pray for each person before you extend an invitation.
- Schedule a coffee date.
- Ask Jesus to be present in your meeting.
- Arrive with an open heart and a welcoming spirit.
- Be a good listener.
- Be generous.
- Arrange a next time to get together.
- Send a follow-up note.
- Continue to pray.
We’ll be highlighting this ministry at Mass this weekend and giving away coffee mugs to serve as encouragement and to be reminded of what a cup of coffee can do!