Stephen Ministry Supervision meet once a month for training and is for current Stephen Ministers of Kenilworth Union Church.
Everyone goes through difficult times, but sometimes we really struggle with the life issues we are facing. Sometimes we need to know that someone else cares, that someone else is pulling for us, praying for us and reaching out to us. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone who isn’t family, someone who isn’t necessarily a close friend or a pastor, a teacher or a counselor. It’s for those times and for those who are hurting in our church community that Kenilworth Union Church offers Stephen Ministry.
Stephen Ministry is a lay ministry that helps those facing life’s difficulties receive Christian love and support through one-to-one, confidential, caring relationships. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have been specially trained to support people in need and are grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another.
Requesting a Stephen Minister
If you, a relative or friend, are hurting and would like caring Christian support:
- You or they (with permission) share the need with a Stephen Leader or the Referral Coordinator of the Stephen Ministry Leader team.
- The person in need is assigned to a Stephen Minister of the same gender to meet together weekly.
- With strict confidentiality, the Stephen Minister continues to provide Christian care for the person in need.
If you, or someone you know, might benefit from having a Stephen Minister, contact the Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster.