Stephen Ministry

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  jblake@fpcomaha.org or Dr. Jonathan Sloan at  jsloan@fpcomaha.org.  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 January

 

As the joy of Christmas fades and the dark nights of winter linger on we can find ourselves deep in a time of painful loneliness and emptiness for those who have suffered a loss or who are going through a difficult time. But help is available. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and sup-port you and offer you the light of Christ in the midst of this time of darkness and as long as your need persists. If you or someone you know is hurting, find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with one of our Stephen Ministers: Leanne Johnson, Sherri Krivanek, Leanne White or Pastor Jenni. Our Stephen Ministers are here for you.