Stephen Ministry

STEPHEN MINISTRY IS

  • A confidential outreach program In which trained volunteers provide emotional and spiritual support to parishioners challenged by a life difficulty.
  • a vehicle for linking parishioners with community resources.
  • a means of training parishioners to skillfully support one another.
  • an expression of God's love that can turn crisis into opportunity.

YOUR STEPHEN MINISTERS

  • have a heart for helping those in need.
  • express God' love by caring for and serving others.
  • are ready to serve after completing an initial fifty hours of training in caring ministry skills.
  • are regularly supervised under the guidance of trained Stephen leaders.
  • meet with you regularly and dependably to offer Christian support.
  • are committed to preserving the CONFIDENTIAL nature of the caring relationship. Those receiving care can be sure that their identity and shared experiences will remain private.

STEPHEN MINISTERS

  • receive 50 hours of training
  • are required to submit an application and interview with Stephen Leaders
  • attend bi monthly supervision meetings
  • receive continuing education and skills building throughout their years of service.

STEPHEN MINISTERS SUPPORT THOSE

  • struggling with depression or loneliness.
  • who are recently hospitalized.
  • individuals and families facing serious or terminal illness.
  • grieving due to a death or other loss.
  • experiencing a problem pregnancy, birth or adoption.
  • separated or divorced and their families.
  • facing a difficult life transition.
  • challenged by a job loss, business or financial crisis.
  • experiencing spiritual crisis.
  • needing the support of a caring Christian friend.
  • ...and more.

CONFIDENTIAL PHONE LINE: 310-545-8244