Stephen Ministry

GOD’S LOVE IN ACTION

There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties:

  • loss of a loved one
  • spiritual crisis
  • cancer
  • hospitalization
  • deployment
  • disability
  • discouragement
  • divorce
  • rehabilitation
  • job loss
  • loneliness
  • many other challenges

God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone.  That’s why God has brought us together as a congregation and why we have Stephen Ministry.

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of care-giving training, so they can minister to people experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge or simply going through a rough time.

A Stephen Minister will meet with you, privately and confidentially, on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, support and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister, please:

  1. talk with Pastor Dendy or
  2. call Dian Ward at (702) 750-0146 or
  3. leave a message in the Church office.

 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”   Matthew 11:28

Stephen Ministry’s next sponsored event:

 GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, is a 13 week program for members and non-members who have suffered the loss of a spouse, relative, close friend, or loved one, recently or in the past.   The program is DVD based and covers such topics as living with grief, the effects of grief, God’s prescription for grief, and the question of “why?”

This group will meet in the Chapel from 1:00 to 2:30 pm every Tuesday from September 4 thru November 27, 2018.  Each class is self-contained; therefore one can miss a class without disruption to the program.   There is no cost for attendance.  We are registered on GriefShare.org   If you have questions, please contact Melody Edwards at 702-683-5189 or Carole Heierle at 702-473-5226.

 
 

Week

Date

Topic

Session 1

Sept. 4, 2018

Is This Normal?

Session 2

Sept. 11, 2018

Challenges of Grief

Session 3

Sept. 18, 2018

The Journey of Grief – Pt 1

Session 4

Sept. 25, 2018

The Journey of Grief – Pt 2

Session 5

Oct. 2, 2018

Grief and Your Relationships

Session 6

Oct. 9, 2018

Why?

Session 7

Oct. 16, 2018

Guilt and Anger

Session 8

Oct. 23, 2018

Complicating Factors

Session 9

Oct. 30, 2018

Stuck

Session 10

Nov. 6, 2018

Lessons of Grief – Pt 1

Session 11

Nov. 13, 2018

Lessons of Grief – Pt 2

Session 12

Nov. 20, 2018

Heaven

Session 13

Nov. 27, 2018

What Do I Live For Now?

 

 

 

 
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