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: Becca Morehous, Maggie Gough, Kelli Wisecup, Nip Becker, Jen Strom, and Joyce Keeshin. Carter Waide 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.