2003 Hassert Blvd, Naperville, Illinois 60564 • (630) 922-0081

Stephen's Ministry

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Kathy FordStephen Ministers Leader

What does this ministry/group do?

A one-to-one, gender-to-gender, confidential ministry that offers care, encouragement, and emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a crisis or transition, such as divorce, grief, illness, unemployment, relocation, or loneliness. Stephen Ministers meet with their care receivers weekly and are a listening presence during this difficult time.

When do they meet/serve?

Stephen Ministers meet with their care receivers face to face once a week for no more than 45 minutes to an hour.

Who is invited to participate?

Adults only.

What volunteer opportunities are there?

Becoming a trained Stephen Minister with the option of becoming a facilitator of a peer support group.

What is the time commitment?

Meet with mandatory peer support group for 2 hours once twice a month.

What skills are required?

Being able to listen without judgment or providing advice. Having a relationship with God and a maturing faith life.

Is any training required? If so, what does that look like?

50 hours of training is required. Trainees meet once a week for 2 hours of training for 5 months.

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