Sunday, September 16, 2018

Why become a Stephen Minister

Why become a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister comes alongside a hurting person and meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. Men are paired with men; women with women.

Before becoming a care giver and accepting their first care receiver, each Stephen Minister receives 50 hours of carefully designed training in a rewarding and enjoyable small group experience. Through readings, role-play, and shared interactions, trainees bond as a group, learn to be better listeners, and experience the power of the Stephen Ministry program.

The Stephen Ministry training will change the way you interact with people on a daily basis. With all the pain and grief we see and experience as humans, it will be hard for you to not also see the ways in which God loves us so deeply and cares about our personal healing.

Choose to be a better listener, a more compassionate friend, and to walk alongside someone else who needs you. All of us have special gifts and can add so much to this vital and important ministry. To find out more about Stephen Ministry and the rewards of becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Peggy or Steve Russell in the lobby after services in the lobby. You can also leave a message at the church office and Steve or Pastor Peggy will get back to you.

Since the founding of Stephen Ministry more then one and a half million people have received care from Stephen Ministers.