Nominations for Stephen Ministers
When was the last time someone really listened to you? We're talking about that undistracted, full-attention listening. That's one of the ways Stephen Ministers care for others. They bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They use both words and deeds to express Christ's care for others - listening and comforting - calling on the training they've received and employing the tools of faith. If this job description fits your personal goals for ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister.
Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness.
Stephen Ministry is a 2-year commitment, and our training class begins January 2016. This 50-hour course teaches such topics as The Art of Listening, Distinctly Christian Care, Assertiveness, Crisis Theory, Boundaries, Confidentiality, as well as how to minister to those experiencing grief or depression.
If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one caregiving ministry, contact Tammas Smith at 407.423.3441 x1455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.