Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
A STEPHEN MINISTER IS ...
A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting. A congregation member with gifts for caregiving 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 his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need.
CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES LIKE:
Loss of a loved one
Divorce or separation
Loneliness or discouragement
Unemployment or a job crisis
A terminal illness
Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
A chronic illness
Recovery after an accident or disaster
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
PRAY for God to bring hope and healing 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. If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, prayerfully
If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, or your interested in getting involved:
Pastor: Stuart Milton 919 471-0032 or
Stephen Leader: Jacquelyn Turner 919 667-5584