NOW RECEIVING REGISTRATIONS FOR CLASS OF 2016 !
Basic Training begins on Monday nights in January 2016
at 6:45 pm to 8:30/8:45 pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS PLEASE CONTACT:
Coordinator of Development, Recruitment, Stephen Ministry Leadership Team
Sandy Mazzilli, 858-367-8917; firstname.lastname@example.org
SBPC Staff Contact:
Coordinator of Care Ministries & Stephen Ministry Referral Coordinator
Karen La-Haise, 858-509-2580 x 1221; email@example.com
Stephen Ministry recognizes the brokeness in all of us...
and helps to bring Christ's healing to us through each other.
A Stephen Minister is...
- a caring Christian - desiring to offer support to others in time of need
- a sharing Christian - bringing who he/she is to each helping relationship, as a partner in another's life experiences
- a trained Christian - having developed helping skills through intensive coursework
- a dedicated Christian - one committed to confidential, in-depth caring
A Stephen Minister is not...
- a professional pastor, therapist, counselor, or psychologist
- a social worker providing lots of physical services
- an expert in law, finance, church doctrine, etc.
- a brief, superficial visitor 'touching base' with people now and then
Can a Stephen Minister help you? Do you need help?
- Have you recently suffered a loss?
- Are you new in the community and feeling uprooted?
- Do you doubt God's presence and love for you?
- Do your job worries seem too great to handle? Are they getting you down?
- Are you, or someone you love, facing hospitalization or surgery?
- Are you feeling depressed? Do you often wish you had someone to share your thoughts with?
- Are you confused about events in you life?
- Are you hurting?
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, or know someone who is please call 858-509-2580 x 1221.
Would you like to be trained as a Stephen Minister?
- Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian caring ministry that provides one-on-one support to individuals experiencing all kinds of life's challenges and needs.
- If you have any of the spiritual gifts of mercy, encouragement, and wisdom and have a heart for ministering to individuals experiencing difficult challenges of life, Stephen Ministry is for you.
- Stephen Ministry Basic Training will continue on Mondays beginning each January. This phase runs for 6 months and is followed by 15 months of active care ministry supported by your own spiritual formation, continuing education (2nd Monday evening of each month), and supervision.