Stephen Ministry: A Heart For the Hurting

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STEPHEN MINISTERS: A HEART FOR THE HURTING

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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.

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WHO ARE STEPHEN MINISTERS?

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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.  They 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.

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BECOMING A STEPHEN MINISTER

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For those who want to come alongside and support others in a more intentional way, we will provide training to become a Stephen Minister in early 2019.  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.

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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.

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We all need help from time to time, all requests for a Stephen Minister will be completely confidential.

 

 

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To learn more about Stephen Ministry, please click on the hyperlinks below:

What is Stephen Ministry?

Care Receivers Tell Their Stories

What is a Stephen Minister? 

Stephen Ministries Website

 

For more information on  Corpus Christi’s Stephen Ministry or how to become a Stephen Minister, please contact one of our Parish Stephen Leaders:

Yani Tanorie at ocmom9498@yahoo.com

Kathleen Pierce at kkprc657@gmail.com

Cherie Copin at cpcopin@gmail.com