Stephen Ministry is a non-denominational care-giving Christian ministry that supports those who are experiencing a crisis, such as death of a loved one, divorce, major illness, or loss of a job. The Stephen Minister meets regularly with the Care Receiver, men with men and women with women, to listen in confidence as that person reviews his or her innermost feelings, thoughts and concerns. The Stephen Minister is not a psychiatrist, nor does he or she offer solutions to the Care Receiver’s concerns. Instead, the Stephen Minister presents a confidential ear that allows the Care Receiver to clear the mind of his or her innermost thoughts.
St James Presbyterian in Littleton is sponsoring a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop on Saturday, November 3, from 9am to 1pm. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about Stephen Ministry and how your congregation can become involved. Those who attend will also experience a sample of Stephen Ministry training and learn care-giving skills they can use right away.
The cost is $15.00 per person or $50.00 per congregation (four or more). To register, visit www.stephenministry.org workshop or call Stephen Ministries at 1 (314) 428-2600.