Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one caring ministry using lay persons who have received at least 50 hours of training where they learn skills in listening, understanding feelings, and how to help someone involved in a crisis in their lives. Since 1987 our church has helped meet the needs of well over 290 persons as they struggle with life issues such as terminal illness, divorce, grief, a job crisis, loneliness, or who may be homebound, disabled, or in a spiritual crisis. If you, or anyone you care about is going through a difficult time and could use someone to care, to listen and to share God’s love, a Stephen Minister may be able to help get you through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.Currently 7 Stephen Ministers and 3 Leaders are active in Stephen Ministry here at First United Methodist Church. A new training class begins each September.
Please contact Joyce Showerman for more information.
If you would like to make a commitment to Stephen Ministry we are forming our fall 2012 class. You can download and fill in our Application for Stephen Ministry (PDF)
National Stephen Ministries Web Site