Stephen Ministry is a program
of our congregation that seeks to equip lay persons to provide distinctively
Christian one-to-one care to those in our church who are experiencing a
variety of life needs; i.e., those grieving the loss of a loved one; the
homebound or institutionalized; those with a job crisis; the aging and
elderly; those needing the support of a Christian friend; and those facing
Stephen Ministers are
committed Christian people who express Godís care through their lives to
others. They receive 50 hours of initial training in caring ministry skills
and concepts. After completing their initial training, Stephen Ministers are
commissioned for their work in the church where they visit another person
regularly and dependably and offer Christian support and care.
Stephen Ministry is
confidential ministry: Those receiving care can be sure that their identity
and what goes on in the caring relationship will remain private. If you
would like to speak to someone about receiving assistance from a Stephen
Minister, please call the Pastor in the church office at 678-0488.
Bear one another's burdens
and so fulfill the law of Christ.