Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers Care For People Facing Rough 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 such as….

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separatio
  • A terminal illness
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • And many more…

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private.

What Is A Stephen Minister

A Stephen Minister is…

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver
  • A lay person who has been specially trained to provide emotional and spiritual care

How Can You Help?

Our congregation plays an important role in our Stephen Ministry. Here’s what you can do:

  • Pray for God to bring hope to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry
  • Accept Care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn’t expect you to bear your burdens alone.
  • Tell a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.
  • Prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Are you a good listener and a compassionate person? Those are basics. You will learn many more skills in our training classes.

How Can You Become A Stephen Minister?

Are you a good listener and a compassionate person? Those are the basics. You will learn many more skills when you attend the training classes taught by our Stephen Leaders. Stephen Leaders are trained leaders in our congregation who oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry.

If you have any questions or feel that God is calling you to this caring ministry or you—or someone you know—could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, contact one of our Stephen Leaders at the numbers listed below.

Gail Dyke 270-853-0367
Dianna Colson 270-527-1939

(NOTE: Any links in this website will not be confidential. Please use the phone numbers provided.)

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