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.

  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more…
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • 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
262-567-5001
sscharnell@splco.org

Carol Allen – Leader
262-468-4292
carolallen@me.com

Steven Hansen – Leader
262-646-4049
stevenrhansen@gmail.com

Bobbie Scheuer – Leader
262-354-0033
rpscheuer@gmail.com

Jeff Stache – Leader
262-567-1302
stachejw@yahoo.com