Stephen Ministry Is a care ministry at SPL. It matches a trained Stephen Minister with someone who needs care in some of the everyday struggles of life such as death of a loved one, divorce, illness, loneliness, unemployment and more.
A Stephen Minister meets one hour a week with someone to listen, care and encourage. They are trained for 50 hours in how to care for others. This is done weekly on Monday nights 7:00-9:30 p.m. Stephen Ministry requires a 2-year commitment that begins with the training. After training, a Stephen Minister meets twice a month for continuing education and group encouragement, in addition to a weekly one hour meeting with their care receiver.
If you have gifts of caring and discernment and you feel God might be calling you into this ministry, You can find your Stephen Ministry Application here. If you have questions, please contact Karen Rennie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due back April 29th and interviews are set for May 16, 2018.