“I signed up to be paired with a Stephen minister at Corpus Christi’s ministry fair. From the start, my caregiver and I were a perfect match. I looked forward to our weekly meetings and felt comfortable talking about a difficult time I was going through. I knew I could count on her and the whole Stephen ministry team for their support and prayers. I’m so thankful for the help I received. I am healed.”
STEPHEN MINISTERS: A HEART FOR THE HURTING
We all go through tough times in life. Times that are turbulent and unsettling. In the midst of these challenging seasons, it can be extremely helpful to have someone come alongside us to give understanding and encouragement – to provide stability, hope, and Biblical principles to help us through the storm.
WHO ARE STEPHEN MINISTERS?
At Corpus Christi, once trained, the Stephen Ministers will be compassionate individuals who will be trained to help us when we encounter lose, grief, relationship challenges, and a myriad of things that can throw our lives into a tailspin. These Stephen Ministers are not counselors. hey are not “know-it-alls”. They are not individuals who try to fix everyone’s troubles. They simply provide love, care, support, when we need it most. A Stephen Minister is a caring individual who can help us navigate our present situation.
BECOMING A STEPHEN MINISTER
For those who want to come alongside and support others in a more intentional way, we will provide training. Through the 50 hours of training, you will receive practical, hands-on learning and resources to provide Christ-centered care and meet the emotional and spiritual needs of others.
You will use the skills you learn not only in your caring ministry but also in your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. You will always be helped and supported in your ministry by our team of Stephen Leaders, who will help you grow as you help others. Being a Stephen Minister may be one of the most rewarding opportunities you will ever embrace.
We all need help from time to time, all requests for a Stephen Minister will be completely confidential.
HOW DO I ASK FOR A STEPHEN MINISTER, EITHER FOR MYSELF OR FOR SOMEONE I KNOW?
Referring someone to Stephen Ministry is a natural transition from other caregiving supports the church offers, e.g., support from ministers, priests, and visits to those who are in the hospital or nursing care facilities.
All requests for Stephen Ministers are kept confidential.
To learn more about Stephen Ministry:
To become a Stephen Minister:
For more information on Corpus Christi’s Stephen Ministry or how to become a Stephen Minister, please contact one of our Parish Stephen Ministry Leaders:
Yani Tanorie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Cantine at email@example.com