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.
We will be hosting an information session in November so you can learn more about what a Stephen Minister is, as well as how the ministry supports the church, community, and you!
We are holding training classes starting January 5, 2020 and look forward to having you join us!
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