People often ask, “What exactly is a Stephen Minister?” One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.
Stephen Ministers are there:
…after the phone call you hoped you’d never get.
…after the divorce papers are served and the bottomfalls out of your life.
…after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.
…after the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there is nothing more we can do.”
…after the nursing home director shake your hand and says, “Welcome to yout new home.”
…after the last child honks the horn, waves and drives away-and the house suddenly seems empty.
…after the gavel goes down, the handcuffs go on and your loved one is led away.
…after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
…after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
…after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but oyu still need to talk it out.
Stephen Ministers are the “After People“. They are ready to come alongside you-or your friends, coworkers, neighbors or relatives-and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.
Stephen Ministry is a ministry of one to one Christian caregiving in which a trained Stephen Minister confidentially comes alongside a person experiencing a life crisis in order to listen and be present for as long as necessary. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact Bonnie Wood @ firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or 374-4302.