December 12, 2018

Stephen Ministry

         



What is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

       

A Stephen Minister is. . .

. . . A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.

. . . A congregation member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role.

. . . A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.

. . . A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.

. . . Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need.