We want to serve and bless our community and provide a place where hurting people can receive compassion, care and healing along with the hope that comes only from having
a relationship with Christ.
 
STEPHEN MINISTERS AVAILABLE FOR CAREGIVING
STARTING MAY 2019!
 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

If someone would like to receive a Stephen Minister, who should he/she tell and what will happen?

A.   A person desiring to receive a Stephens Minister should contact the Pastor or a Stephen Ministry Leader.  A Stephen Leader will contact the person requesting care for a Preparation Interview to ensure that the Care Receiver and the Stephen Minister have similar expectations about the caring relationship, the nature and frequency of caring visits, and the issues of confidentiality and supervision.
 

What is it live to receive care from a Stephen minister?

A.  Stephen Ministers meet weekly for about 1 1/2 hours with their care receivers.  Men are matched with men and women matched with women.  The caring relationship lasts for as long as the person needs care.  And it’s free!
 

How do you know if a person will benefit from a Stephen Minister?

A.  Over the years, over 1 1/2 million people have benefited from one on one Christ -centered care from a Stephen Minister.  Stephen Ministers are highly trained and qualified lay persons providing distinctively Christian care.
 

What do Stephen Ministers do?

A.  Stephen Ministers provide one on one emotional and spiritual care by listening, encouraging, praying, supporting, and walking beside hurting and broken people in our congregation and community.
 

UPDATE:

Stephen Ministry Training to begin Thursday, January 10th.
 
 
For more information, please contact one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders:
Dave King, Connie Tanga, Barbara Granholm, Vince Fagan
or
 
“O Lord Jesus, you have commanded us to love one another, and you have commissioned us to go make disciples.  Help us as we begin Stephen Ministry here as a way to respond faithfully to your Great Commandment and Great Commission.  Give us wisdom and discernment as we seek the most effective ways to do ministry in your name and to bring your healing love to those in need.  We pray, trusting in your promise to hear us.  Amen.”