Openings available. Several Stephen Ministers are unassigned at the moment, waiting to be connected with a care receiver. This could be good news. As with other “helping” professional and volunteer organizations, Stephen Ministry experiences quiet periods which may indicate that all is well. Like firefighters in a peaceful firehouse, Stephen Minsters are grateful when alarms are silent and no one needs their support.
Even when they are unassigned, however, Stephen Ministers are always on duty, continuing their training and preparing for their next assignments. In the meantime, they use their skills every day to listen, hold a hand, and “be there” for an unexpected someone who may cross their path — the airplane seatmate flying home for his grandmother’s funeral, an ill co-worker, a lonely neighbor, a new mother.
You can identify Stephen Ministers in church by their blue nametags. You might want to stop and chat with one on Sunday. They’re good listeners. And they’ll be waiting for you.
If you would like to have a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Kelly Brill.
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.
To learn about becoming a Stephen Minister – or to receive care from a trained Stephen Minister – please contact Rev. Kelly Brill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 933-3241
Application for Stephen Ministers (PDF)
Application for Stephen Ministers (Word doc)
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
– Galatians 6:2
“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:11