We need to find men and women who are willing to answer Jesus' call to serve as Stephen Ministers, which begins with 50 hours of stimulating and useful training in Christian caring skills. This training will be led by trained Stephen Leaders and will include a variety of topics such as listening, Christian assertiveness, maintaining boundaries in care giving and grief. The training is distinctively Christian and focuses on God as the one who cures as we care.
Stephen Ministers commit to at least two years for training, service and regular supervision. While being a Stephen Minister requires commitment of time and effort, it also brings joy and fulfillment. You will use the skills that you learn not only in your caring ministry, but also in your everyday relationship with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
If you are interested in additional information, please contact the church office at 941-627-6060.
Stephen Ministry Leader