Peer Ministry

Open to High School Youth of FUMC Northville
“Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used  in the service of others, so use your gift well.”
1 Peter 4:10

Searching for Peer Ministers!

Peer Ministry will meet monthly on Tuesdays during fall 2021.
Contact: for more information
Facilitated by:  Jennifer Harrison and Tracy & Jacob Ortlieb
(and guest visits from previous leaders, Staff, Stephen Ministry reps, and ministers!)

You are already doing ministry. We may have forgotten to tell you! You live the Good Samaritan story every day, everywhere and in every relationship. Peer Ministry is a small group of high school youth who discuss and learn life skills through effective communication and confidentiality. The program is designed to broaden a base of available resources to care and communicate with friends, family, teachers, and adults.

invites high school students to our 2021-2022 program!

A new season of Peer Ministry is about to begin and we want YOU to join us.  Note that training will be offered and scheduled based on the availability of those who sign up!  If you have any questions about this ministry, please just contact Tracy, and she will be happy to help you decide if Peer Ministry is right for you!  To sign up for training, please RSVP to Tracy at by Nov. 1, 2021 and indicate if you are available on  Tuesday afternoons, or if you would need an alternate time/day for training. Existing Peer Ministers will have a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 5:30-7pm.

“Our mission is to be a community in which our children and youth can find, experience and share their purpose in life through God’s unconditional love and the teachings of Jesus Christ.”

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 2.43.18 PMWhat Commissioned Peer Ministers are saying:

“Peer Ministry has enabled me to grow spiritually and has made me a different person. I am able to share my experiences and listen to a person without judging them or giving them advice when all they want is someone to listen.”

“I know I am a peer minister when I look into a person’s eyes while they are talking to me and I understand.”

“Peer Ministry has helped me to comfort people who have lost family members and friends. I am more sensitive to their feelings.”

“I realized that no matter who you are or what you do it is your responsibility as a human and a Christian to be there for your friends even in the worst of situations.”

“Peer Ministry, I feel, has made me a strong person, not only in my faith but also in my relationships with friends and family! I feel more in control of my life and I feel that I can make my own decisions and I feel that I can help others make good decisions. I use this in my everyday life, to be able to listen to others without giving advice, but being able to counsel!”