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Stephen Ministry

StephenMinistry Spring Retreat 2018

Join us for our Spring Retreat on March 10th!  

Here is the link for the information/registration form, which should be sent in by Monday, March 5th. Click on the link below, then click "download"when you see the form, and then print!:

SPRING RETREAT 2018 RESERVATION FORM

 

What is Stephen Ministry?  

It is a ministry of "Christ caring for people through people."

Here at The Presby we have trained over 200 Stephen Ministers since 1987.

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Once a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.

Who are Care Receivers?

Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister:

  • The relationship between a care receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential.

  • Men are matched with men; women with women.

  • When a care receiver’s needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, the Stephen Ministry team makes a referral to an appropriate mental health professional or other community resource.

For a caring listener, contact:  Tim Wolfe (513) 560-4685