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Are you struggling in one of life's storms? 

We are here to help and encourage you!

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STEPHEN MINISTRY

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 Pastor Mark today.

 
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