Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
At Immanuel Lutheran, a lot of progress has been made in training our lay caregivers. Pastor Linda, Charla, and Scott have just one more teaching session. Dan J., Bonnie C., Fred D., JC H., Rilla E. and Debi W. will be commissioned on September 29th at the 10:00 AM service, and ready to begin their ministry as Stephen Ministers. Training has included 50+ hours of in-class work, reading and discussion preparing these Stephen Ministers for service.
These six candidates have taken on a huge commitment of service. Please support them in prayer and praise. And, perhaps you can identify a person or two in need. Who do you know that could benefit from the care a Stephen Minister can provide? Contact Pastor Linda or Charla.