Our Stephen Ministry, part of a national organization, provides our congregation with the structure, training and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one, confidential Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it.
Since its founding in 2000, 44 members of our congregation have been trained and served as Stephen Ministers, giving care to more than 70 adults facing life challenges.
For more information, go to the Stephen Ministries National Website.
If you are the type of person who feels called to help others, perhaps you should consider becoming a Stephen Minister. A training class is being organized for early 2019, and applications are now available. Click here to download. If you are interested in finding out more about the program, contact Cindy Turcea at firstname.lastname@example.org.