Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers’ caregiver role is to stand by those caregivers who themselves have the brunt of serious and crucial care-giving roles. Our role also is to be available to listen to the care receiver who needs a friend and encouragement. We know how important it is to ask for God’s guidance at these meetings.
Care receivers and caregivers: Please know that Stephen Ministers are:
J ust as near as the phone
E ager to be of help
S ympathetic to their pain
U nderstanding of their needs
S ensitive to their feelings
 
We will always try to show:
C ompassion and confidentiality at all times
H elpfulness in allowing them to resolve their own situations
R espect for who they are
I nterest in all aspects of their life
S haring of our time and love by listening and caring
T rust in God to sustain and guide us through it all
 

Grief Share is a 13 week DVD based recovery support group.  It is open to members and non-members who have suffered the loss of a spouse, relative, close friend, or loved one, recently or in the past.   Topics covered include living with grief, the effects of grief, God’s prescription for grief, and the question of “why?”

The current session will begin in the fall.  We are registered on GriefShare.org
 

Loss of a Spouse Seminar on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 1 – 3pm

 
This FREE seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and others who have experienced the unique pain of losing a spouse. Topics discussed include what to expect in the weeks and months after a spouse’s loss, what to do with surprising emotions, how to handle changing relationships, how to handle the loneliness, what to do with your spouse’s belongings, and how to find the strength to go on.
 
Register here.
 
 
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry in which the identity of those receiving care and everything discussed remains private.  Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide weekly one-on-one Christian care (emotional and spiritual) to people in the congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, be it the loss of a loved one, hospitalization, spiritual crisis, divorce, job loss, or loneliness, to name but a few. If you or someone you know could use a Stephen Minister, please call our Stephen Leaders,  Dian Ward (702) 750-0146,  Melody Edwards (702) 683-5189 or Pat Malfara  (702)242-8442. God comforts us in our affliction so that we may comfort others as we were comforted by God .“                       2nd Corinthians 1-4
Why Join Stephen Ministry?
 
Because the Bible tells us to:
“Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12
 
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
 
“Encourage one another and build up each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
 
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15
 
“Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13
 
Stephen Ministry invites YOU to become a Stephen Minister. Find out how by calling Dian Ward at (702) 750-0146. Also, call this number if you want to have a SM visit you.