What Exactly Is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is a ministry at First Frisco UMC in which trained and supervised lay persons provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties. Stephen Ministers are not counselors; they are trained caregivers. Their role is to listen and care and share God’s love – not to give advice or counsel.  Stephen Ministers are also trained to recognize when a care receiver’s need exceeds what they can provide. When that happens, they work with the care receiver to help them find and receive the type of care they need. Confidentiality is one of the most important principles of Stephen Ministry. What a care receiver tells his or her Stephen Minister and even the care receiver’s identity is kept in strictest confidence.

Is God calling you to be a Stephen Minister?

Do you have a heart of compassion for those who are hurting? Would you like to experience the joy that comes from sharing Christ’s love with others? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. We are now taking applications for our next Stephen Minister training course, which will begin in January and continue every Monday evening through May.

To learn more, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Pastor Bill Meek, Andi Case, or Reg Gaulke. You can call/text Reg at (281) 773-6375 or email us at: rgaulke196@aol.com. The need is great!

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