Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one ministry by trained, caring parishioners. A lay person, through training, learns skills and develops his/her gifts for bringing Christ’s healing love to people who are lonely, grieving, strangers, new parents, ill or experiencing other stresses in life. The Stephen Minister works in continual consultation with Church clergy and receives ongoing education in the helping ministry.
Stephen Ministers walk alongside you through troubling times, be it divorce, death, loss of a job, major move, or anything else that may be difficult for you. Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. If you or someone you know is hurting and they would like a Stephen Minister, please contact our Director of Pastoral Care, Erma Clark, Ermac@gcumc.org, or at the church office, 875-5612.
All Stephen Ministry is strictly confidential.