Stephen Ministry At Bethany Evangelical Missionary Church
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Stephen Ministry

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What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister Is …..

* A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
** A member of our congregation with gifts of caregiving, carefully selected to serve in this role
*** A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
**** A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
***** Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about
an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need

Who would benefit from having a Stephen Minister?

Someone experiencing a challenging time in their life,
such as …

  • Steph1Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Unemployment or Job Crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more life challenges

C-O-S-T Commitment Of SELF and TIME. We are looking for men and women who would be interested in counting the C-O-S-T of serving our church and Lord by becoming part of our Stephen Ministry here at Bethany. Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one caregiving ministry. This is a wonderful opportunity to bless someone and be blessed yourself in the process of caring for another. Our next Stephen Ministry Training Classes will begin in February. Our current Stephen Ministers and Leaders are wearing their blue name tags today. Talk with one of them for more information.

To register for classes please contact Pastor Marilyn at 519-745-0151 Ext. 102

For more information about Stephen Ministry please contact Pastor Marilyn Rushton 519-745-0151 Ext. 102 or email here

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