Stephen Ministry

stephen_ministry_logo                                        STEPHEN MINISTRY
                    Christ Caring for People Through People
           “Love one another…as I have loved you.”  John 13:34
 
 What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another.
Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and
care they need to support them.
 
Stephen Ministry is:
  • a child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.
  • a caring Christian who really listens.
  • a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing distinctively Christian Care.
  • strictly confidential.                                                                     
Stephen Ministry is NOT:
  • a counselor.
  • problem solver.
  • a casual friend or visitor.                                                                          
“Take on one another’s burdens and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2                 
 
Stephen Ministry helps to meet the needs of those who are hurting.
Needs:
  • Life is more than you can handle alone right now.
  • Your health, your attitude, or your relationships are suffering?
  • You are adjusting to a new baby, empty nest, aging, new job, recent move, change in marital status, a serious illness, or death of a loved one.
Everyone goes through difficult times.  Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with you, can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.
 
CONTACT: Calvary UMC Stephen Ministry, Pastor Jeff Fisher – liaison
Call:  (717) 545-0021 (ask for Pastor Jeff Fisher)