Have You Considered serving others as a Stephen Minister?
Do you enjoy helping others? Have people affirmed you as a genuinely caring person? Are you interested in improving your listening skills? Would you like to learn how to deal more effectively with a crisis? Interested in learning more about dealing with feelings?
If you answered yes to three or more of the above questions, then you are a candidate for the Pastoral Care Team–Stephen Ministry!
Stephen Ministers are trained in para-pastoral care skills and they provide long-term, one-on-one caring support. The program equips people to carry on God’s ministry of caring and healing. Our Congregation’s Stephen Ministry program is known nationally for its quality training and care. Our Stephen leaders are often asked to consult with other congregations.
This brief video provides a little more detail on Stephen Ministry’s work, its goals and its meaning:
Stephen Ministry involves 10-12 hours per month of volunteer time.
Stephen Ministry Training Schedule 2017. Location(s) to be announced.
Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Topics: The Caregiver; Feelings; Listening; Distinctively Christian Care
Sat. Oct. 7, 2017, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Topics: Assertiveness; Process & Results; Boundaries; Confidentiality
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Topics: Mental Health Professionals; Grief; Hospitalization; Pregnancy and Childbirth
Sat. Nov. 4, 2017, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Topics: Depression; Closing a Relationship; Suicide; Telecare
Sat. Nov. 18, 2017, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Topics: Supervision; Crisis Theory; Care of the Dying; The First Visit
Sat. Dec. 9, 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm. Topics: Looses due to Aging; Long Term Care; Divorce. Also Home Church Time
Sat. Jan. 13, 2018, 8:00am – 4:30pm. Topics: Providing Spiritual Care; Follow Me. Video: God is With You. Care Receiver/Giver Experience. Commissioning/Communion.
For more information, contact Gary Kimball: 651-631-0964