Grace Church has supported an active Stephen Ministry since 2005, by providing resources for members who want to become Stephen Ministers and by referring members in need.
Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit, transdenominational ministry serving more than 90 denominations worldwide. Stephen ministers receive 50 hours of training in the theology of caring, and in specific caring skills.
Stephen Ministers work with clergy to provide confidential, one-on-one care to people experiencing changing life circumstances or crises. They listen, care, pray, encourage, and offer the love of Christ to those experiencing a time of need.
Any member who feels the call to train as a Stephen Minister will receive the support and encouragement of the congregation. Those who are interested should contact Grace's Stephen leaders, Bob Bouchard and Meg Rogers.
Care for Those in Need
Stephen ministers provide one-on-one care to members who find themselves in a time of need. Circumstances may include loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, spiritual crisis, unemployment or a job crisis, or terminal illness, to mention a few.
If you need a Stephen Minister, contact the church office or speak with one of the pastors.