Stephen Ministry is a vital ministry at Resurrection. Did you know that people are drawn to RLC because of the Stephen Ministry?
What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.
Congregations equip and empower lay caregivers, Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
For more information about Stephen Ministry, click HERE.
Click HERE to request a Stephen Minister.
Stephen Ministry at Resurrection
Resurrection has had a Stephen Series program for many years. Stephen Leaders attend a seven-day Leader's Training Course and return to their congregation to implement the Stephen Series. A Stephen Leader can also be a Stephen Minister.
Currently, there are over 20 active Stephen Ministers at Resurrection. Stephen Ministers are usually lay people whom Stephen Leaders train and are commissioned to provide one-to-one care. They receive an initial 50 hours of training and they meet monthly within a Supervision Group for support and continuing education. Stephen Ministers are able to have a care receiver after finishing the classes.
Stephen Ministers assigned to a caring relationship have contact with their care receiver on a regular basis. This normally means weekly.
To keep this ministry vital requires support from everyone! Please prayerfully consider if you might be called to become a Stephen Minister.
If you are aware of someone that may need a Stephen Minister, please contact Bruce Kennedy.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another,
even as I have loved you. By this all men will know that
you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13: 34-35