Confidential and Christian Ministry to Those Experiencing Grief
Stephen Ministers are lay members of our Parish who are specially trained to listen and provide confidential support and encouragement to others who are in need. Stephen Ministry is distinctively Christian care giving for people going through difficult times or who are other wise in need of support in their lives.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private. Do you need someone to listen, pray and stand beside you as you get through a challenging time? Stephen Ministers can be there for you.
Since our first commissioning in May 2006, we’ve commissioned a group of new ministers every other year, in May of 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022…).
Stephen Minister Training
Our training series (50 hours) is from Thursday evening, JANUARY 4th, 2024 until end of May 2024. This is a wonderful ecumenical training experience. Complete this APPLICATION as soon as possible, or contact Scott Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2121.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a team partner with several area congregations that all offer the wonderful ecumenical Stephen Ministry series training class experience (50 hours) in joint together. Normally St. Francis offers the training hosted at our parish every other year. (Since our first commissioning in May 2006, we’ve commissioned in May of 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022…).
|Ministers Provide a Variety of Care Options
Would you like to have a Stephen Minister?
Contact Scott Wright to discuss how a Stephen Minister can help you as you get through a challenging time at email@example.com or 734-821-2121.
Would you like to be a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are lay members of our Parish who are specially trained to listen and provide confidential support and encouragement to other members of the Parish. Begin by completing the Stephen Ministry Application, or contact Scott Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-821-2121.
Join us for one of the Stephen Ministry Training Sessions
If you want to attend a session, an RSVP to Scott Wright at email@example.com or 734-821-2121 is requested.
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Testimonials from two Stephen Ministry Care Receivers
“… I have been meeting with my volunteer Stephen Minister once a week and we talk about any number of things. My Stephen Minister listens to me with great patience, always encouraging me to talk and the talking helps me process my feelings. I enjoy the spiritual support in my life.” – male Stephen Care Receiver
“I remember sitting in the Parish Office for a few minutes, discussing the Stephen Ministry. How could I have known that it would enrich my life so greatly. Thank you for sending me my Stephen Minister. Over this past year she has been fantastic. She was the right person at the right time. Thank you.” – female Stephen Care Receiver