If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to serve in this ministry, talk to a Stephen Minister, Pastor Ron, or Pastor Morris. Read the following information to learn how being a part of Stephen Ministry benefits others as it also helps you grow as a caring Christian. Feel free to call any of our Stephen Ministry Leaders:
Shirley Edwards Drake-573-280-5449
Ginny Wagner Beck----573-745-0660
Caring for One Another
Stephen Ministry: A Confidential One to One Ministry by a Trained Caring Friend
Our Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another.Our Stephen Ministers have responded to Christ’s call to “…carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”(Gal.6:2)
Our Stephen Ministers are:
Children of God who volunteer to walk with a hurting person
Caring Christian friends who really listen
A member of CTK with 50 hrs. of training in how to provide confidential, distinctively Christian care
Our Stephen Ministers are NOT:
Counselors or therapists
Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with us can help us get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness we may be experiencing. Please consider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey to wholeness.We recognize it is God alone who makes people whole. Stephen Ministers do the caring, and rely on Jesus to do the healing.
Stephen Ministry at Christ the King helps meet the needs of individuals who are:
In a job crisis
In a spiritual crisis
Looking for a caring Christian friend
New or recently transferred members
How does someone get a Stephen Minister?
·A person – either you, a relative, or a friend – is hurting and in need of Christian care.
·Our Referrals Coordinator learns about this need for care – from the pastor, the person, or a friend, always with the person’s permission.
·Our Referrals Coordinator meets with the person to talk about Stephen Ministry.
·With the person’s permission, the Referrals Coordinator assigns a Stephen Minister to meet on a regular basis with the person ·The Stephen Minister continues to provide distinctively Christian care for the person in strict confidentiality.
Please contact our Referrals Coordinator, Donna Broccard, at (573) 365-9157, email – firstname.lastname@example.org or the Church Office at (573) 365-5212, email – email@example.com