What is Stephen Ministry?
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:
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.
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.