Stephen Ministry

Equip congregation members to provide one-to-one Christian care to people who are hurting

Through Stephen Ministry, people overburdened by life’s challenges, receive hope, comfort, strength, and spiritual guidance. With this free ministry, trained laypeople are paired with hurting people going through a life transition. Examples may include; but are not limited to, death
of a loved one, terminal illness, divorce, loss of a job, empty nesting, etc. We all go through life’s ups and downs. Stephen Ministry provides a caring, compassionate partner to help with the transition through the darkness.

BECOME A STEPHEN MINISTER
Consider becoming a Stephen Minister. By doing so, you will gain skills in organization, communication, perception, and problem-solving. Plus, as you see God’s work unfold to the benefit of your care receiver’s welfare, your faith will remarkedly grow.

WOULD YOU LIKE THE SUPPORT OF A STEPHEN MINISTER?
The first step is to contact us. From there you will be interviewed by a Stephen Leader and then assigned to a Stephen Minister who is best qualified to help you and your special situation. You will then meet with that Minister to begin a series of get-togethers to help with your transition.
This is all done in a totally CONFIDENTIAL manner.

Contact: Stephenministry@SwansboroUMC.org
Cleve Folger: 919-418-2828
Mel Brooks.: 336-689-8282