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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry: Helping People Through Trying Times

Stephen Ministry

Many of us find it hard to admit we need help in life changing times such as career changes, retirement, child birth, divorce or separation, serious illness (self or family members), grief, and other circumstances. Stephen Minstry, a caring ministry to help persons through trying times, has been a mission of our congregation for many years.

A Stephen Minister is a trained Christian caregiver, a compassionate friend who listens, cares and keeps all conversations confidential. Talking with an objective, nonjudgmental person can be of great benefit when it may be difficult to share with a family member. Stephen Ministers are NOT counselors. Their role is to listen and to care, not to counsel or advise.

Visit with a pastor or Stephen Leader if you would like to consider having a Stephen Minister walk with you during stressful times.

P.S. Are you a compassionate, caring individual who can keep confidences? Would you like to serve as a Stephen Minister? Training classes will be offered in the future. Contact a pastor or Stephen Leader for further information and an application form.

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