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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a lay caring ministry which is quite unique and amazingly effective in helping individuals receive the emotional and spiritual support they need when navigating a time of crisis or difficult life challenge. Grounded in Jesus’ commands to love one another and carry each other’s burdens, Stephen Ministers are members of the congregation equipped with skills, knowledge, & spiritual support to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to those who are hurting.

These dedicated volunteers have committed to 50 hours of extensive, distinctively Christian care training before being commissioned as Stephen Ministers. They remain in continuing education training throughout their minimum two years of service. They faithfully meet with their care receivers typically once a week for about an hour. Their goal is to be an empathetic “safe house” that God uses to help care receivers explore and talk about their feelings. This is a highly confidential ministry. No one knows who has a Stephen Minister, not even the pastors unless the care receiver chooses to share that information. One-to-one caregiving relationships are gender-specific and last as long as the care receiver needs support.

For more information on serving as a Stephen Minister or receiving confidential care for yourself or someone you know, contact any of our Chapel Stephen Leaders: Dawn Miller, Suz Blaugh, or Deb Miller at stephenministry@thechapel.net

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Stephen Minister Commissioning

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 6:30 PM, Room 153
We are happy to announce that on Sunday, March 24, our congregation will commission an additional six Stephen Ministers:
Cathy Bosk
Denny Miller
Carolyn Ness
Lynn Noneman
Jackie Raftree
Judy Weaver
These highly dedicated volunteers have been in weekly training since October. Now they are ready to begin the gift of caring ministry among us, providing emotional and spiritual care for those who are going through difficult times in their lives. Please join us in thanking God for all of our Stephen Ministers and keep them in your prayers as they carry the love of Christ to their care receivers.
Join us in the celebration! Come pray for and show your support for this unique caring ministry and those whom God has called and equipped for this vital role at The Chapel. This Service of Worship and Commissioning will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 6:30 PM in Room 153.
Find more information on Stephen Ministry under the “Ministries” tab on www.thechapel.net.

How you can pray for The Chapel’s Stephen Ministry

For Stephen Leaders: to remain submitted to God as we serve Him through Stephen Ministry;

For Stephen Ministers: to daily walk in intimate relationship with God so that they reflect Jesus to others;

For hurting individuals: to humbly accept care during a time of need;

For yourself: Prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to serve as a Stephen Minister or Stephen Leader;

For everyone at The Chapel: to be sensitive to those needing care and to encourage Stephen Ministry support.

testimony

“Since becoming a Stephen Minister, I’ve experienced a richness of God’s grace beyond anything I could have imagined. To truly listen with the ears of Christ, to see others through His eyes, to know His heart, to see Jesus working through you to touch the life of someone else is a window into heaven.” 

William, Business Owner, Katy, Texas

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