Stephen Ministry

Mission Statement

Our Stephen Ministry exists to serve God by bringing Christ’s healing love to hurting people,

no matter their religious affiliation, by providing one-to-one, confidential Christian care

to those experiencing life’s challenges and difficulties.

 

What is Stephen Ministry?

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.  Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers – Stephen Ministers – to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are laypeople – Christian men and women- trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.  Stephen Ministers are frequently called “after people”. 

after people”

To read about Stephen Ministry in Catholic Churches:

Finding God Amid Loss

Holy Infant Parish Embraces Stephen Ministry

Catholic Voice

25 Years of Stephen Ministry

WELCOME NEW STEPHEN LEADERS 2018:    Deacon Al and Donna La Monaca

 

                                   Stephen Minister Training at Christ the Redeemer Parish

The Best 50 Hours of Training You’ll Ever Experience!”

Here’s why Stephen Ministers frequently say that about their training:

  • Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.
  • You gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.
  • You develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
  • You deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.
  • You feel a special bond with those in your class—experiencing real Christian community.
  • Stephen Minister training is a lot of fun!

 “Read a Story of caring

  “A Stephen Minister Story

 

For more information and videos: www.stephenministry.org

Stephen Leaders:

Ms. Sally Rensch:  srensch@ctratco.com

Mrs. Donna LaMonaca:  dlamonaca5@ctratco.com

Deacon Al LaMonaca:  deaconal@ctratco.com  

856-767-4386  (attached to confidential voicemail)

TO THE WORLD YOU MAY BE ONE PERSON

BUT TO ONE PERSON YOU MAY BE THE WORLD