YOU ARE INVITED TO A ONE-DAY

STEPHEN MINISTRY 

REFRESHER COURSE

SPECIAL GUEST TRAINER:  REV. PATRICIA BLACKWOOD

Minister of Congregational Care & Grief Support, Prescott UMC

Friday, October 13, 2017

9:00 am until 3:00 pm

Shepherd of the Hills UMC

13658 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ

Lunch and snacks provided.  Requested $5 donation.

8:30 am GATHERING

9:00 am The Purpose & Process of Stephen Ministry:  Anyone interest in learning more about Stephen Ministry is invited to attend this half-hour introduction.

9:30 am Assertiveness, Boundaries, Confidentiality: Please review Modules 6, 7, & 9 of the Stephen Ministry Training Manual, Volume 1

12:30 pm LUNCH

1:15 pm Bringing a Caring Relationship to a Close: Please review Module 15 of the Stephen Ministry Training Manual Volume 2

1:45 pm Praying for/with your Care Receiver/Christian Care: Review Module 25 of the Stephen Ministry Training Manual, Volume 2

2:15 pm CLOSING WORSHIP with Communion

For reference, attendees may want to bring along their manuals and the books: Speaking the Truth in Love, Christian Caregiving, and When & How to Use Mental Health Resources
 

QUESTIONS?  Email or call Rev. Galene Boyett:  RevGalene@shepherdofthehills.org   623-584-2280

Stephen Ministry 

 

 

Stephen Ministry is One-on-One Ministry by a trained, caring friend.

 

Ministering to those who are experiencing:

Loneliness
Hospitalization
Being Homebound

Retirement Changes
Anxiety and Depression
Loss of a Loved One
Terminal or Chronic illness

A Stephen Minister is:

      • A caring Christian who walks beside a person who is hurting
      • A church member with gifts for care giving
      • A lay person who has received 50  hours of training
      • A friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
      • Someone who will be there for you, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week for as long as there is a need
 
If you could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister—
If you know someone who could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister—
If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister—
 
Let us know:    careteam@shepherdofthehills.org or
call 623-584-2280 and ask for Pastor Paul Self-Price
 
 
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2
 

STEPHEN MINISTRY
But I call to God, and the Lord saves me.  Psalm 55:16

 

Many of you may see Stephen Ministers as assistants with Holy Communion on First Sunday Services.  However, they are much, much more.  A Stephen Minister is a child of God who walks beside a hurting person, a caring Christian friend who really listens, and a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care.

 

You now have the opportunity to serve your church community as a Stephen Minister.  Our training of new Stephen Ministers will begin mid January, 2017.  If you want to learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister stop someone wearing our blue name badge.