Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one caring ministry. It matches a trained Stephen Minister with an individual needing high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care during a difficult time in life, such as bereavement, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
CAN A STEPHEN MINISTER HELP YOU? DO YOU NEED HELP?
Have you recently suffered a loss?
Are you new in the community and feeling uprooted?
Do you doubt God's presence and love for you?
Do your job worries seem too great to handle? Are they getting you down?
Are you or someone you love facing hospitalization or surgery?
Are you feeling depressed? Do you often wish you had someone to share your thoughts with?
Are you confused about events in your life?
Are you hurting?
A STEPHEN MINISTER IS...
A caring Christian - desiring to offer support to others in time of need by listening, encouraging, praying, being dependable and trustworthy, and maintaining confidentiality in their caregiving
A sharing Christian - bringing who he/she is to each helping relationship, as a partner in another person’s life experiences
A trained Christian - having developed helping skills through intensive coursework
A dedicated Christian - one committed to confidential, in-depth caring
A STEPHEN MINISTER IS NOT...
A professional pastor, therapist, counselor, or psychologist
A social worker providing lots of physical services
An expert in law, finance, church doctrine, etc.
A brief, superficial visitor “touching base” with people every now and then
BECOMING A STEPHEN Minister
Would you like to be trained as a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian caring ministry that provides one-on-one support to individuals experiencing all kinds of life challenges and needs.
If you have any of the spiritual gifts of mercy, encouragement, or wisdom, and have a heart for ministering to individuals experiencing difficult challenges of life, Stephen Ministry is the ministry for you.
For more information on how to become a Stephen Minister, contact Kathleen Bad Moccasin today.