Become a Stephen Minister

Become a Stephen Minister

If you think you might be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, learn more below and prayerfully consider your fit.

 Characteristics of a Stephen Minister

  • A caring believer in Jesus Christ
  • A good listener
  • Willing to learn, grow and serve
  • Willing and able to maintain confidentiality

Commitment Required to be a Stephen Minister

  • Initial 50 hours of training, ministry and supervision. This training will equip you with what you need: training, support, encouragement, care, & prayer
  • Two evening meetings per month during the ‘school year’ to hear Continuing Education speakers and participate in care giver support & supervision
  • Meeting with your care receiver approximately one hour per week during your assignment to walk alongside him/her through their crisis
  • A minimum two year commitment of service to PLCC Stephen Ministry
  • Faithful attendance at PLCC

 Spiritual Gift Profile

  • Faith: unshakable trust that God faithfully keeps HIS promises
  • Mercy: exceptional ability to perform acts of kindness and compassion
  • Encouragement: ability to inspire, comfort, motivate, strengthen, & affirm others
  • Wisdom: having a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ & sharing the insights gained from it with others.
  • Service

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Stephen Minister

#10: Turn danger into opportunity
#9: Become a skilled caregiver
#8: Fellowship & grow with fellow Stephen Ministers
#7: Truly understand the care receiver
#6: Speak the truth in love
#5: Be a caregiver, not a curegiver
#4: Feel needed (because you are!)
#3: Use in your own life
#2: Change others' lives
#1: Obey Jesus' command

Stephen Ministry Application

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