We all go through tough times in life. Times that are turbulent and unsettling. During these challenging seasons, it can be extremely helpful to have someone walk alongside us, especially if they give us encouragement and hope.
Stephen Ministers are trained to walk alongside people as they experience the difficulties of life. They are able to provide a listening ear, a supportive perspective, and prayer to help us through the challenges of life.
Stephen Ministers fill an important role in the life of our congregation and support the work of the pastors. Of course, Pastor Tim and I will continue to be involved in providing care where our gifts are most needed; that is part of our call to ministry.
Who are Stephen Ministers?
Here at Holy Trinity, we have compassionate individuals who are trained to help when we encounter loss, grief, relationship challenges, and a myriad of things that can throw our lives into a tailspin.
These Stephen Ministers are not counselors. They are not “know-it-alls.” They are not individuals who try to fix everyone’s troubles. They simply provide love, care, and support when we need it most.
Perhaps you, a friend, or a family member would benefit from this kind of help and support. If so, a Stephen Minister may be just what is needed.
Becoming a Stephen Minister
For those who are gifted to come alongside and support others in a more intentional way, we provide training to become a Stephen Minister. Through the training, you will receive practical, hands-on learning and resources to provide Christ-centered care and help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of others.
You will also use the skills you learn not only in your caring ministry but also in your relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. You will always be helped and supported by our team of Stephen Leaders who will help you grow as you help others.
Find Out More
To learn how a Stephen Minister can help you or someone you know – or how you can become a Stephen Minister – reach out to me (Pastor Travis) through email or phone or Lisa in the church office.
We all need help from time to time, and your request for a Stephen Minister will be confidential.
Pastor for Care and Community
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