Stephen Ministry 20th Anniversary
at Resurrection Lutheran Church!
RLC has been supporting Stephen Ministry for 20 years and we would love to have you join us in this important caring ministry! Stephen Ministers listen and provide confidential visits with those who need Christian support during difficult times in life. A couple of the Bible verses we hold dear are Galatians 6: 2 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
Join us on Sunday, February 2 from 12:00-2:00 pm
in the Fellowship Hall for Understanding Dementia.
Please join us for this information session lead by Lisa Levine, Program Director for NC Dementia Alliance.
More than 170,000 people in North Carolina are affected by all forms of dementia. NC Dementia Alliance focuses all of their efforts locally and offers insight, compassionate support and assistance to those who are living with or
caring for individuals throughout all stages and types of dementia.
Understanding the varying types of dementia is important and critical for both the patient and the caregiver. Not only will it allow for better planning, but it will also allow for more opportunity to include the diagnosed person in decision making before the disease progresses.
The session will begin at noon with a light lunch and refreshments. A short presentation will be followed by a discussion and a question and answer session facilitated by RLC Stephen Ministry. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can provide for materials and refreshments.
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.
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