STEPHEN MINISTRY

WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRIES

The Stephen Ministry is a confidential, trained, lay-caring ministry grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. Those who are hurting receive love and support through one-to-one caring relationships. Everyone goes through difficult times:  illness, family challenges, loss of a loved one, divorce, aging, loss of a job, loneliness, etc.  Having someone to care, to listen, and to share God's love can help a person get through a difficult season of life.  To learn more about receiving a Stephen Minister or becoming one, contact Pastor Joanie or Bruce Robinson.

  • Is life more than you can handle alone right now?

  • Is your health, your attitude, or your relationships suffering?

  • Are you adjusting to a new job, change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move?

  • Would you like to have someone in your life that really cares

 

Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, and to share God's love can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness that you may be experiencing.

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WHAT IS A STEPHEN MINISTER
A STEPHEN MINISTER IS...
  • Is a child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.

  • Is a caring, Christian friend who takes the time to really listen.

  • Is a lay Christian selected, trained, and supervised by Stephen Leaders to provide effective Christian care.

  • Makes a commitment including 50 hours of training, ongoing supervisory meetings, and an average of one 1-hour visit per week with the person receiving care.

  • Recognizes this as a confidential ministry.

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A STEPHEN MINISTER IS NOT...
  • A counselor or therapist

  • A problem-solver

  • A casual visitor

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
  • Pray daily for Stephen Ministry

  • Make referrals to Stephen Ministry

  • Inquire about becoming a Stephen Minister

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STEPHEN MINISTERS
ARE CAREGIVERS

GOD IS THE CUREGIVER