CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AT HOLY SPIRIT PARISH AT GEIST
Life can get complicated. Stephen Ministers Care!
What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is one-to-one, confidential, lay Christian care.
One-to-one: Stephen Ministers meet privately with one care receiver of the same gender.
Confidential: Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: those receiving care can be sure that their identity and what goes on in the caring relationship will remain private.
Lay: Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised lay volunteers, not professional counselors or therapists, pastors, or physicians. Stephen Ministers are not authorized to give legal, medical, financial, or any other advice, but Bible-based encouragement.
Christian: Stephen Ministers are Christians who care in the name of Christ. They are willing to talk about spiritual issues, but don’t force them.
Care: Stephen Ministers care by listening, supporting, encouraging, praying, being dependable and trustworthy and maintaining confidentiality in their care giving.
Stephen Ministry Continuing Education Sessions January - May 2020
(Many of these sessions are open to the parish)
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