What is Stephen Ministry?
Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips, trains, and supervises lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our church and community who are facing life challenges.
What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are believers who bring distinctively Christian care to those in need and are bound by confidentiality. They express Christ's care for others—listening and comforting, and employing the tools of faith—while meeting faithfully for about an hour each week with their care receivers. They commit to 2 years of service and 50 hours of training. If this job description fits your spiritual gifts for ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister.
To find out more about how to become a Stephen Minister, contact Doris Hylton (email@example.com), or call the Church office. The next scheduled Stephen Ministry Training will begin in late August.
Who needs a Stephen Minister?
Anyone who needs Christian support while experiencing difficulties in life (which may include divorce, grief, death of a loved one, loss of a job, loneliness, hospitalization, terminal illnesses). Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.
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To learn more about getting a Stephen Minister, contact a pastor, or Joyce Sabine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Stephen Series logo symbolizes that we all are broken people and that it is through the cross of Jesus that we are made whole.
Please contact your Stephen Ministry Leaders, or log onto www.StephenMinistries.org to learn more about this ministry. Our Stephen Ministry Leaders are Pastor Herb Stemler, Pastor Dan Walter, Marie Braton, Barbara Hueffmeier, Doris Hylton, John Hylton, Ralph Percival, and Joyce Sabine.
Monthly Bible verse
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Upcoming Activities and Events
Stephen Ministry Training and Commissioning
Stephen Ministry training is underway, and will be completed in December. The Commissioning of New Stephen Ministers, and the Recommissioning of Stephen Ministers and Leaders will take place on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
To request a Stephen MInister, or for further information concerning Stephen Ministry, contact Joyce Sabine, (314) 428-2483, email@example.com, or call the church office, (314) 993-0015.