download (4).png
 

Are you struggling in one of life's storms?

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.


What season are you in?

  • 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 care giving.

  • 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


 
download (4).png

BECOMING 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.

E: sm@newlifeaberdeen.org

P: 605.262.2002