Knightdale United Methodist
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Stephen Series logo symbolizes that we all are broken people who have God’s eternal and never-ending love surrounding us. It is a reminder that Stephen Ministers walk beside their care receivers in a journey from brokenness to wholeness through the redeeming cross of Jesus Christ.
Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 
Galatians 6:2
 
Are you, or is someone you know, experiencing a time of crisis in your life?  These situations occur for everyone at one time or another and can include divorce, the loss of a loved one through death, stress and concern over a job loss, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and chronic illness, among others.  Even happy events, such as the birth of a child, can create periods of stress and the need for additional emotional support.

When crises come, it is helpful to have someone who will listen and care for you.  Our congregation offers a ministry of caring, trained,  and supervised Stephen Ministers who offer Christian caring for those in need.

Any crisis can seem overwhelming.  A Stephen Minister is ready and willing to care for you or a friend during times of difficulty.  If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, submit your confidential request to Rev. Bryan Siefert.  
 

Be assured Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: the identity of those receiving care, along with the details of what goes on in the caring relationship, remain completely private.

 

Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? 

 
     Stephen Ministers are committed Christians who:
  • express God's care through their lives to others;
  • are commissioned as Stephen Ministers after completing 50 hours of initial training in important caring ministry skills and concepts;
  • visit another person regularly and dependably to offer Christian support and care;
  • participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained Stephen Ministry Leaders;
  • commit to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship;
  • serve for at least two years;
  • receive continuing education and skill building throughout their years of service. 
If you feel the Holy Spirit leading you to become a part of this ministry, contact Rev. Bryan Siefert.  
 
 

STEPHEN MINISTRY: COMPASSION IN ACTION