What is Stephen Ministry?
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV)
STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING
A new Stephen MInistry training class will begin next fall, meeting Sunday mornings from September to December, 2019.
The Stephen Ministry has been active at Victory Lutheran Church for more than twenty years and we have seen the great value of this program of caring people helping other people. A training class for new members will begin next fall meeting weekly from September to December. If you would like to know more about this program and perhaps participate in the training and this ministry, talk to Ardyce Henriksen or Pastor Floyd Anderson, leaders.
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
Stephen Leaders establish and direct Stephen Ministry in a congregation. They—
- build awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community
- recruit and train Stephen Ministers
- meet with potential care receivers to assess their needs
- match care receivers with Stephen Ministers
- provide Stephen Ministers with ongoing supervision and continuing education
For more information contact a Stephen Minister Leader, Ardyce Henriksen, Sebastiao Pereira or Pastor Floyd Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.