“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who
- Romans 12:15
What Is Stephen Ministry?
Some members of our congregation have been trained to
provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our
congregation and Chapin community who are experiencing difficulties in their
lives. These are times when you could benefit from the support of a caring
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of
those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains
private. Your Stephen Minister is there to provide the emotional and spiritual
care you need when you are facing a crisis or difficulty with things like...
•loss of a loved one
•divorce or separation
•unemployment or a job crisis
•a terminal illness
•a chronic illness
•birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
an accident or disaster.
•alone in the house
How do I get connected to a Stephen Minister?
If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen
Minister please contact the Church Office utilizing the link provided or
contact the Minister of Congregational Care at 345-2801. A Stephen Leader will
contact you. We wish to reiterate that all matters pertaining to Stephen
Ministry are strictly confidential. All Stephen Ministry relationships are
paired women to women, and men to men. How do I become a Stephen Minister? Each
applicant is carefully selected when they express an interest in becoming a
Stephen Minister. Training classes are held approximately two hours each week
for six months (50 hours) to instruct you in distinctively Christian
care-giving skills. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a
Stephen Minister please fill out an application utilizing the link provided or
contact the church office at 345-2801 and a Stephen Leader will contact you.
Log on to www.stephenministries.org for more information and ministry news.