What is a Stephen Minister? A Stephen Minister is a Christian layperson who is trained to be a caregiver for a person going through a difficult time in her/his life. A Stephen Minister is a person with a compassionate heart who has been equipped with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support and prayers when someone is in need. A Stephen Minister can be that help for you or someone you love in a confidential manner and in a non-judgmental way. Referrals can come from a concerned friend, family member, clergy.
In what kind of circumstances might one need a Stephen Minister? A Stephen Minister would provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people who might be experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, hospitalization, physical rehabilitation, chronic illness, job loss, loneliness, spiritual crisis, or other life struggles.
If you have a need, contact Rev. Jennifer Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jonathan Sloan at email@example.com. They can also be reached by phone, (402) 345-5383. The contact and ministry are totally confidential.
The Stephen Ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Omaha is affiliated with Stephen Ministry of St. Louis, MO.
Stephen Ministry News for May 2017
There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties –
* loss of a loved one * hospitalization * spiritual crisis
* divorce *many other challenges * job loss
*disability *loneliness *discouragement
*imprisonment *infertility *cancer
God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. That’s why God has brought us together as a congregation – and why we have Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of training to minister to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life. They will meet with you privately and confidentially – to listen, care, encourage, support and reflect Christ’s presence in your life. If you’d like to learn more about Ste- phen Ministry for yourself and someone else, please contact Pastor Jenni.