A Stephen Minister is....
A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.
A congregational member with gifts for care giving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role.
A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
Someone who will "be there" for the care receiver for as long as there is a need.
Who can use a Stephen Minister?
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 such as....
- The loss of a loved one
- Divorce or separation
- Loneliness or discourgement
- Unemployment or job crisis
- A terminal illness
- Aging process and all of the emotional & physical conditions
- Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
- A chronic illness
- Relocation jitters
If you would like to meet with a Stephen Minister contact the church office at (574) 533-9518.