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Learn, Grow and Serve by Becoming a Stephen Minister

New training opportunities will be offered in collaboration with other nearby churches starting in January.  Please consider becoming a part of Stephen Ministry.

Would you like to be part of a ministry that gives people care and support when they need it most-while making a difference in your own life?

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who provide one-to-one caring ministry to people experiencing grief, divorce, loneliness, job loss, hospitalization and many other life difficulties.

As a Stephen Minister, you’ll be equipped to provide a very high level of care.  After your training, our Stephen Leaders will match you with someone in need of care-men are matched with men, women are matched with women.  You’ll meet with that person once a week to listen, care, pray, and encourage and reflect Christ’s presence in his or her life. Stephen Ministry can be life changing for both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister.  As an added bonus, your Stephen Ministry skills can enhance relationships in other areas of your life.

For further information, please contact any of the following:

Pastor Brook McBride
Antoinette Ward – Stephen Ministry Leader
Susan Jackson – Stephen Ministry Leader

The Stephen Leader’s Training Course is for individuals who will lead our congregation’s Stephen Ministry. Stephen Leaders have gifts and skills in areas such as leadership, teaching, and organizing people, and a heart for caring ministry. The week long training equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, vision, tools and enthusiasm they need to maintain a highly effective Stephen Ministry. This course is offered at different locations in the United States on six different occasions. The next opportunity to participate is:

  • January 13–19 Orlando, Florida Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
  • February 3–9 Anaheim, California DoubleTree Anaheim/Orange Hotel
  • April 28–May 4 St. Louis, Missouri Renaissance Airport Hotel
  • June 9–15 Orlando, FloridaWyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
  • July 21–27 Dallas, Texas Westin Park Central
  • August 4–10 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

Click here for more information about Leader's Training Courses