What Is Stephen Ministry
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. Caregivers – called Stephen Ministers— provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
A Stephen Minister helps people dealing with:
- Family challenges
- Keeps confidences
- Death or serious loss
- Faith issues
- Job loss
- Financial difficulties
- Stress of being a caregiver
Saint John XXIII Catholic Church has had an active Stephen Ministry since 2004. If you need a Stephen Minister or would like to become a Stephen Minister, please call Marlene “Mo” Julian, Stephen Leader, 231-3211.