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Stephen Ministry Training Fall 2017

Classes start August 17, 2017 CLC208 6:30pm-9:00pm Stephen Minister Training is an 18 week course that equips and empowers lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Through this training, we teach lifelong skills that will nurture and use your gifts in meaningful ministry, allowing you to grow spiritually as you serve others. Upon commissioning as Stephen Ministers, these laity are able to help people who are hurting by providing a compassionate companion—a caring Christian…

Stephen Ministry Begins New Training Class

We all need a friend. A friend we can talk to, a friend who will listen. Someone who will empathize with what we are experiencing, who won’t judge us. Sometimes we just need someone to be there. These are the gifts that a Stephen Minister brings to someone who might be lonely, someone who might be depressed, someone who might be fearful, or someone who might be worried. Have you ever thought about becoming a Stephen Minister and wanted to…

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry exists to provide continual, loving care for those who are going through transitional life points.  A Stephen Minister offers one-on-one care to individuals who are experiencing: Health challenges Loneliness, grief, or discouragement Separation or divorce Unemployment Relocation Season of life changes Caring for aging parents or other family issues A Stephen Minister: Listens & encourages Prays for you and supports you Maintains confidentiality The service of Stephen Minister can be over a longer length of time or for…

Stephen Minister Commissioning

Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. FUMC Allen has trained Stephen Ministers since 1996. On Sunday, June 14, our congregation will commission our new Stephen Ministers who started their 50-hour training in September. These committed Christians are ready to join this caring ministry among us at FUMC Allen. We thank God for all our Stephen Ministers and pray that God will…

Hope for the Holidays

Struggling with hope and joy during the holiday season? Need new traditions and insights? Join counselor Jimmy Smith in the FUMC Allen parlor on November 23 at 5:00pm. He will lead you in exploring your God-given inner gifts so your holidays can be filled with possibilities of extraordinary moments. To register, contact Rev. June Franck.