WELCOME TO ST. JOSEPH’S OUTREACH MINISTRY
• Could you benefit from the confidential, one-to-one care of a Stephen Minister?
• Do you know someone else who could benefit from Stephen Ministry?
• Are you interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister?
• Do you have gifts of compassion?
• Are you a good listener?
The Stephen Ministry," provides congregations with the training, resources,
and ongoing support to organize and equip a team of lay caregivers--called
Stephen Ministers--in the congregation whose mission is to bring Christ's
Care to Hurting People.
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who provide high-quality,
confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, illness,
divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.
Stephen Minister training equips you to do an excellent job as a Stephen Minister
as well as to improve the quality of all your relationships. Topics include:
Providing Christian Care
Crisis Theory and Practice
Once equipped, Stephen Ministers are prayerfully matched with people who are
going through a stressful time or life difficulty. Stephen Ministers meet with this
person once a week for about an hour to listen, care, encourage, and pray. The
Stephen Minister brings Christ's presence into the person's life and also experiences
Christ in the other person. It is truly a life-changing ministry for both the care
receiver and the Stephen Minister.