Holding Hands

Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

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Stephen Ministry of Castle Rock FUMC helps our community provide care for individuals going through a time of transition or difficulty. Stephen Ministry trains people to give one-to-one care for others who desire a caring Christian presence to walk alongside them during a challenging time.

Stephen Ministers receive 50+ hours in faith-specific caregiving skills including listening, assertiveness, boundaries, confidentiality, and awareness/resources for specific situations. Stephen Ministers are:

  • Confidential

  • Trustworthy

  • Skilled

  • Compassionate

  • Continually receiving training and learning through supervision and continuing education

With individual care, a Stephen Minister is assigned to walk alongside a specific individual. Stephen Ministers provide Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. People who need care receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs. They find hope, healing, and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister.

Contact

 if you think a caring, listening ear may help you through a hard time, or if you think that you would make a good Stephen Minister.