Stephen Ministry

AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KENNETT SQUARE

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies  and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our affliction, so that we may  be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

WHAT DO STEPHEN MINISTERS DO?

A Stephen minister provides one to one lay Christian care to individuals facing a variety of crisis or life challenges.  With a Stephen Minister, people need not go through crises and difficulties alone.   A Stephen minister is a well trained and supervised, caring Christian friend who will walk along side them for as long as necessary, providing the emotional and spiritual care they need. Typically a Stephen Minister has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week. Stephen Ministers provide high quality care for both people within the congregation and also reach out with Christ's love to hurting people who have no church home.

WHAT KINDS OF CARE ARE STEPHEN MINISTERS PREPARED TO MEET?

CRISIS CARE – for persons facing hospitalization, terminal illness, death, unemployment, divorce, retirement

FOLLOW UP CARE – often when people go thru a crisis, they receive a lot of attention and support but a couple of months later attention drops off but a person's need for care may grow

CHRONIC CARE – for long term problems; for the disabled, aged, home bound, chronic pain, degenerative disease

PREVENTATIVE CARE – helps people anticipate and prepare for potentially difficult upcoming events

SUPPORTIVE CARE – caring for the caregiver of a dying spouse or parent, special needs child or a parent supporting an adult child through the pain of divorce

STEPHEN MINISTRY IS CHRIST CARING FOR PEOPLE THROUGH PEOPLE

If you would like to learn more about receiving the care of a Stephen Minister or if you know someone who would benefit from the support of a Stephen minister please contact

Andrew Smith  or 610-444-5255

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister please contact

Debbie Beley
 

 

August 2017 Devotional (by Stacey Johnson)