Stephen Ministry

STEPHEN MINISTRY - WALK ALONGSIDE SOMEONE STRUGGLING
Stephen Ministry is a church-wide caring ministry that equips you to provide one-to-one Christian care to people who are experiencing a life challenge or crisis.  Stephen Ministers provide an extension of pastoral care because they are able to reach more people with Christian care than pastors can by themselves.

Join us at an informational meeting where you’ll learn more about serving on Gloria Dei’s Stephen Ministry team. Choose to attend one from these convenient times on Sunday, November 17 9:30am, 10:30am and 12:00pm

Apply now for training that starts in January 2020.
CLICK HERE FOR AN ONLINE APPLICATION, or DOWNLOAD a PDF APPLICATION HERE.
Stephen Ministers are committed Christian people who:

  • Express God’s care through their lives to others
  • Receive 50 hours of initial training in important caring ministry skills including listening, assertiveness and confidentiality.
  • Are commissioned as Stephen Ministers after completing their initial training
  • Visit another person regularly and dependably, and offer Christian support and care
  • Participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained Stephen Leaders
  • Are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship
  • Serve for at least 2 years
  • Receive continuing education and skill building throughout their years of service

View the following video testimonies to learn more about the impact of Stephen Ministry!