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A new Stephen Ministry training class is scheduled for the Fall. Watch for details.
Stephen Ministry – Caring that Changes Lives
What is a Stephen Minister?
A Stephen Minister is …
A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
A caring, Christian friend who takes time to really listen
A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctly Christian care
A Stephen Minister is NOT …
A counselor or therapist
A casual visitor
Meet our Stephen Ministry Leader Team
The following people lead our Stephen Ministry here at St Paul. They have gone through an intensive leadership training course and are equipped with the tools they need to ensure that this ministry runs smoothly and effectively.
Education and Supervision Coordinators to ensure that high standards of training are maintained, and always stressing that Stephen Ministry is distinctively Christian in its care-giving.
Dave is the Continuing Education Coordinator for our Stephen Ministry. Dave will work with the Leadership Team to identify topics and specific areas of concern in which Stephen Ministers may need further training. He will provide the lead in arranging for the appropriate speaker or speakers to deal with the specific subject.
Lynn has been a Stephen Leader for over 20 years and coordinates Supervision for Stephen Ministry. She will also be coordinating awareness building within the congregation and community. After Lynn completed her Leadership training, she was convinced that one of the strengths of the Stephen Ministry program was the structure that Supervision meetings provided to the Stephen Ministers. This structure enables each Stephen Minister to provide the best possible confidential care to their care receivers as well as ensure that the Stephen Ministers are applying their training expertise to the caring relationship. She is excited to be a part of this caring ministry as it begins a new chapter in its service to St. Paul and the community.
Each of these people stands ready to help you should you experience a need of Stephen Ministry in your life. If you are interested in joining this group of well-trained and dedicated Stephen Leaders, or if you want to know more about becoming an Stephen Minister, please contact Bobbie or Lynn.