Christ Caring for People through People
Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
WHAT IS A STEPHEN MINISTER?
- A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
- A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.
- A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role.
- A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages.
- Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week for as long as there is a need.
STEPHEN MINISTERS CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES
We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty.
- Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
- A chronic illness
- Recovery after an accident or disaster
- And many more…
- Loss of a loved one
- Divorce or separation
- Loneliness & discouragement
- Spiritual crises
- Unemployment or job loss
- A terminal illness
The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private.
STEPHEN MINISTRY CONTACTS
Pastor Steven Scharnell – Pastoral Support
Carol Allen – Leader
Steven Hansen – Leader
Bobbie Scheuer – Leader
Jeff Stache – Leader