Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
We all experience challenges in life-times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:
Loss of a loved one, hospitalization, divorce or separation, loneliness or discouragement, spiritual crisis, unemployment or job crisis, a terminal illness, incarceration, aging, birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility, a chronic illness, relocation, recovery after an accident or disaster, and many more.
Stephen Ministers are lay people who have received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care. They have been carefully selected by our Stephen Leaders to serve in this role.
A Stephen Minister is someone who will show care by listening, praying, supporting and encouraging. He/she is someone who will "be there" for his/her care receiver, meeting and contacting them faithfully as long as there is a need.
Could you benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister? If you would like a Stephen Minister, please contact one of our Stephen Leaders, Diane Billing, Pastor Andy Nilsson or one of the other pastors.
Congregational care MINISTRY
The purpose of our Congregational Care Commission is to develop, promote and supervise a total coordinated caring and support ministry for our adult members and regular attendees and their families. This is done through responding to specific physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the suffering individual and/or their family.