The Stephen Ministry is a highly successful outreach program that equips lay people to provide one-on-one Christian care to members of our church family and the surrounding community who are hurting.
In an effort to assist pastors with what can often be an overwhelming number of congregational needs, trained Stephen Ministers provide personal care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated and others facing a crisis or life challenge. The program allows us to reach more members of the congregation who are in need of quality Christian care.
Members and others will receive loving, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs. Our hope is that those we minister to will find hope, healing and a new sense of self-worth through the support of trained Stephen Ministers, and grow deeper in their relationship with the Lord, as they experience God’s unconditional love for them.
If you or someone you know is in need of a loving friend and confidant, spiritual support, or assistance with daily chores and errands that can overwhelm us in times of crisis, we can provide compassionate, spiritual care through our Stephen Ministry program.
Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister?
The Stephen Ministry at Memorial Park is still in its infant stage. We are currently training our second class of lay people who have answered the call to this meaningful ministry. Caregivers commit to receiving 50 hours of training. If you have been blessed with the spiritual gift of caregiving and have a desire to share the love of Christ, you too can offer hope and healing to the hurting.
For help or information on how to become a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Kevin Gourley.
You may also learn more visiting http://www.stephenministries.org/