Stephen Ministry

If you are interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister … Training classes begin fall of 2017

Contact:

If you have any other questions about Stephen Ministry or would like to learn more about how to become a Stephen Minister,
Contact the church office at 636-391-6685 to talk to a Pastor or talk with a Stephen Leader:

Pastor Rich Wolf 636-391-6685      rwolf@gslcelca.org
Beckie Fingland 314-753-6539       bjfingland@gmail.com
Gary Kallansrud 636-527-0402       gkallansrud@sbcglobal.net
Cindy Kraft 314-348-6959              gckraft815@aol.com
Bud Niebling 314-210-4608           msgf4@aol.com
Rachel Wolf 832-363-7370             rr_wolf@earthlink.net

 

Our Stephen Ministry is made up of lay people who are equipped to provide Christian care to individuals in the congregation and also in the community, who are having difficulties in their lives.
Our pastors are always on the front lines of care, especially in crisis times. Our Stephen Ministers multiply ministry by extending ongoing, one-to-one care for both members and non-members in need. People’s circumstances are kept private.

A Stephen Minister is …

•A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
•A congregation member with a gift for care giving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role
•A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional & spiritual care
•A caring Christian friend who listens, prays, supports, and is encouraging
•Someone who will be there, faithfully meeting with those who need for about an hour each week, as long as needed
Stephen Ministry Leaders …Are trained leaders in our congregation who oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry.

~We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to help when crises or difficulties strike such as …

Loss of a loved one  |  Hospitalization  |  Divorce or separation  | Aging  | Loneliness or discouragement  | Spiritual crisis  | Unemployment or job crisis  | Terminal illness  | Incarceration | Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility  | Chronic illness   | Relocation   | Recovery after an accident or disaster    …and many more

For more information on Stephen Ministry, go to: www.stephenministry.org