The Stephen Series from Stephen Ministries is designed to train and organize lay people to provide one-on-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation. People who need support receive quality, Christ-centered confidential care from a Stephen Minister who has been highly trained to help those going through a difficult time find hope, healing and a new sense of self-worth. Stephen Ministers discover, cultivate and use the spiritual gifts with which they have been blessed and experience the joy of seeing God work through them in another’s life as they hone and practice the skills they learn. Care Receivers will grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord as they experience God’s unconditional love for them through the care of their Stephen Minister. The joy of helping others is the privilege and responsibility of all Christians. Using our God-given gifts in the service of others builds up the church and the community (1 Corinthians 12:7 – 11). If you are interested in learning more about Stephen Ministry, please contact Beth Chaplin at 359-2486, Nancy Hopkinson at 237-5112 or Virginia Hart at 235-1287.