Stephen Ministry is… a program of our congregation that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community. Learn more… Stephen Ministers are committed Christian people who… – express God’s care through their lives to others; – receive 50 hours of initial training in important caring ministry skills and concepts; – are commissioned as Stephen Ministers after completing their initial training; – visit another person regularly and dependably and offer Christian support and care; – participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained Stephen Leaders; – are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship; – serve for at least two years; – receive continuing education and skill building throughout their years of service.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion.” Colossians 3:12
About the Leaders of Lakeside Presbyterian’s Stephen Ministry… Stephen Leaders are pastors, church staff, and lay persons who have completed a seven-day Stephen Series Leader’s Training Course and are commissioned to lead the Stephen Ministry at Lakeside. Currently our Stephen Leader is Mary Ulmer. Our congregation’s Stephen Leaders can… – help you or someone you know receive care from a Stephen Minister; – tell you how to become a Stephen Minister; – tell you about Stephen Ministry training and our next training class; – answer other questions about our congregation’s Stephen Ministry program. Click here to contact a Stephen Leader by email or call the church office – 859-341-1963