God's Nudge in the Shoulder
See what one of our Stephen Ministers has to say about Stephen Ministry:
For too many years, God has been nudging me in my lower right shoulder and saying “serve one-to-one”. Being too busy with all the noises of our lives, I just kept putting those nudges in the back of my thoughts. I also remember a long time ago hearing several people at UCUMC talking about a ministry that promised to EQUIP you to serve. That word EQUIP stuck in my head and replayed many times over the years. When you choose to enter Stephen Ministry training, you will be EQUIPPED! You will not be alone!
Through God’s love and the training I have received, I am ready, with God’s help, to give one-to-one care. Stephen Ministry will EQUIP you and stand with you.
Everyone experiences tough times and Stephen Ministry can support you through those rough times.
What is Stephen Ministry? Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
Want to learn more about Stephen Ministry or are you in need of a Stephen Minister? Contact Drew Nivens at 704-933-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.