Stephen Ministry - Coming Soon to Redeemer
What is Stephen Ministry? Stephen Ministry trains, organizes, and supports laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around a congregation. Thousands of congregations use Stephen Ministry because we all share two common characteristics:
- There are people who are hurting and would benefit from one-to-one Christ-centered care – many more people than pastors alone can care for.
- There are laypeople with the gifts and potential to provide care – if they are trained and empowered to do so.
What is happening at Redeemer? We believe God has called Church of the Redeemer to bring Stephen Ministry to our congregation. In response, this past summer, six individuals from Redeemer completed training to be Stephen Ministry Leaders (women shown below left to right): Kelli Wisecup, Nip Becker, Joyce Keeshin, Becca Morehous, Jen Strom, and Maggie Gough. Carter Waide (far left in photo) had already received leadership training and will serve as part of the leaders team. These leaders will provide the extensive training and on-going support of Redeemer’s future Stephen Ministers. The team is supported by Redeemer staff, Becca Morehous, Health & Wellness Ministry and Rev. Joyce Keeshin, Associate for Pastoral Care.
|1||Wednesday, Jan 9 - 6:30-9:00 pm, Parlor||The Person of the Caregiver|
|2||Wednesday, Jan 16 - 6:30-9:00 pm, Parlor||Feelings: Yours, Mine & Ours|
|3||Wednesday, Jan 23 - 6:30-9:00 pm, Parlor||The Art of Listening|
|4||Wednesday, Jan 30 - 6:30-9:00 pm, Parlor||Distinctively Christia…|
The Stephen Minister's Spiritual Gifts
What spiritual gifts will be of most value to a Stephen Minister?
Faith (1 Corinthians 12:9)
The spiritual gift of faith-pistis in new Testament Greek-is an unshakable trust and a deep conviction that God faithfully and reliable keeps promises. Christians with this gift have a profound belief and confidence in their relationship with Jesus tha…
What Stephen Ministers Do
A defined cluster of activities make up a Stephen Minister's job description.
Stephen Ministers pray daily for their care receivers and strive to worship God always in word and deed. They reveal the love of God to those who most need to see it.
Care for the Care Receiver
Stephen Ministers are assigned to care receivers - people in crisis who need caring …