Stephen Ministry provides love and care to people who are facing a significant change, challenge or crisis. Through consistent one-to-one visits, trained Stephen Ministers offer support and hope in times of confusion, stress, loneliness and pain.
A Stephen Minister is a follower of Christ who has been trained in how to provide Christ-centered care to someone who is hurting. A Stephen Minister offers support through weekly visits and compassionate listening, allowing the person to process and heal. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, apply online. The application/interview process takes place August-September. Classes begin the last week of September and run through early March. Our team will be in touch with more info after you apply.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is life more than you can handle right now? Are you experiencing an especially difficult time in your life? We are here for those who are…
– grieving the loss of a loved one
– terminally ill
– caretakers for someone who is ill or disabled
– separated or divorced
– hospitalized or in a care facility
– single parents
– experiencing vocational stress
– students living away from home
– adjusting to big life changes
– parents whose children are high-need/high risk
– dealing with adoption issues
– struggling with relationship issues
– facing other life challenges or difficulties
If you are facing a difficult challenge, consider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey.
Losing someone you love is one of life’s most difficult experiences. It hurts. But you don’t have to grieve alone. GriefShare is a group of people who understand what you’re going through and will help you navigate it. If you are grieving, consider attending GriefShare at Faith Church.
Learn about upcoming classes at GriefShare.org.
Divorce Care is a ministry that provides comfort, hope and guidance for people experiencing separation or divorce.
Learn about upcoming sessions at DivorceCare.org.
If you are engaged, newly married, or in a serious relationship leading toward marriage, our marriage mentor couples are here for you. Your marriage mentor couple will encourange you and share life with you as they help you build a foundation of healthy communication, honesty and intimacy.
Every marriage has ups and downs, times of joy and times of difficulty. If you and your spouse have found that your marriage has hit a time of stagnancy, relational difficulty or crisis, consider marriage mentoring at Faith. Our marriage mentor couples will offer support, a safe place to talk, and guided conversation to help you invest in what really matters, bringing you back to a vibrant, thriving, intimate marriage relationship.
Visitation Ministers provide friendly visits to those in our church family who are no longer able to worship with us in person. Visitation Ministers are trained through our Caring 101 course; check out Church Center app to see if an upcoming class is scheduled!
Email email@example.com for more information.
Visitation Ministry Application
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Visitation Ministry.
Being a Visitation Minister includes participating in a Caring 101 training class, completing an application, and meeting for an interview. The interview is an opportunity for both parties to ask questions and see if the ministry is a match for the candidate.
If you are interested in becoming a Visitation Minister, please complete the application by clicking on the link below. We will contact you to schedule an interview. We look forward to meeting you in person!
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted to offer support and encouragement but didn’t quite know how? Perhaps a co-worker confides that his wife just received a difficult diagnosis. A neighbor is grieving the death of a parent. Someone you come across in the grocery store is sobbing as she fumbles to get items in her cart.
What do you do? What do you say?
Caring 101 gives us tools to help us navigate important caring conversations and encourage others with affirmation and hope.
BEGINNING A CARING CONVERSATION
RELATING TO THE SITUATION
THE VALUE OF LISTENING
MAINTAINING A SAFE PLACE
DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR OTHERS?
These videos help us connect with others in everyday situations. If you have an interest in serving others on a regular basis by visiting the homebound, walking alongside someone experiencing a significant challenge, or in another caring ministry, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.