Stephen Ministry
Caring for one another

A Stephen Minister is…

• A child of God who walks beside someone who is hurting.
• A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his or her caregiving gifts.
• A layperson with 50 hours of training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care.
•A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
•Someone who meets faithfully each week with his or her care receiver for as long as there’s a need. 

What is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay-people to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry, The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.

Stephen Ministry Is Your Ministry

You play an important role in our Stephen Ministry. Here’s what you can do:
• Pray for God to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry.
• Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn’t expect you to bear your burdens alone.
• Tell a Friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.
If you are a compassionate person and a good listener, prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister.

Become a Stephen Minister

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please complete the Printable Application and please submit completed application by November 1st to Ladeena Spoon or Dolores Huante. Training will begin on January 8th…Mark Your Calendars!

Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Tough Times

We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from care and support. Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as –

• Loss of a loved one
• Hospitalization
• Divorce or separation
• Loneliness or discouragement
• Spiritual crisis
• Unemployment or a job crisis
• A terminal illness
• Incarceration
• Aging
• Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
• A chronic illness
• Relocation
•Recovery after an accident or disaster
• Many other life challenges
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