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Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them. Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.

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 problem-solver
A casual visitor

A Stephen Minister cares for you…

After the death of a loved one
When you’ve been diagnosed with an illness
After the relationship falls apart
After you bring the baby home
When your children are struggling
When your job changes
During any difficult time in your life

If you would like to speak with someone about receiving one-to-one confidential care, contact a pastor, Jane Blades at 732-371-7854, or send a confidential email to StephenMinistryCare@stpaulnj.com

For more information about Stephen Ministry, go to stephenministries.org