Stephen Ministry Information Sessions
Come learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister.
Sunday, October 16 and 23, 9:15 and 11:30 a.m. in room 205.
Stephen Minister training begins in January 2017.
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ - Galatians 6:2
Would you consider becoming a Stephen Minister?
God is alive and active, reconciling to Himself a broken world filled with pain, fear and suffering. He often sends people to us to be the visible, tangible expression of Jesus Christ walking on earth, here and now to minister to others. Stephen Ministers are one such expression of lay persons who care deeply and highly regard and protect confidentiality. They have also devoted time to complete extensive training so they may best provide emotional and spiritual support for others during difficult seasons.
Stephen Ministry is a commitment. Interested individuals are asked to complete a written application and are personally interviewed by the leaders of the Stephen Ministry team at WHPC. Those individuals who are selected for the program will then complete 50 hours of training, meet with a care receiver weekly, and attend supervision sessions twice a month. Informational sessions are held each Fall and are open to anyone in the congregation interested in learning about Stephen Ministry.
If you become a Stephen Minister, you will learn more about yourself and hone your listening skills. You will explore a variety of Christian resources to enrich your spiritual life and equip you to reach out to others. You will become more confident of your ability, with God’s help, to be an effective care giver. And you will be part of a skilled, loving, genuinely caring group of people.
Click here for an application to become a Stephen Minister.
How can I support Stephen Ministry at WHPC?
• Pray for our Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers
• Pray for all who are receiving confidential care through Stephen Ministry
• If you know someone who is in need of care, refer them to Stephen Ministry
• Receive a Stephen Minister when you are in need of supportive Christian care
• Consider serving as a Stephen Minister