In John 15:12, Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Loving and caring for one another is not just the rector’s job – it’s something Jesus calls us all to do! Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which people with special gifts for caring ministry can put those gifts to use in an organized way, bringing Jesus’ love and care to those who most need it. If you – or someone you know – are going through a difficult time, contact one of our Stephen Leaders: Karen Ekholm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy Ponec email@example.com) about Stephen Ministry. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with focused, confidential, one-to-one Christian care and to help you experience the healing power of Christ’s love in your life.
Contact Fr. John Schaefer at 402-391-1950.
Please take a look for bulletins and Sunday inserts or visit the Stephen Ministry website. Consider whether or not you might have the “right stuff” to become a Stephen Minister. Persons selected will go through a 50 week course designed to properly prepare one for the ministry of care-giving. If you need more information please contact Fr. John, Nancy Ponec or Karen Ekholm.
What Is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.
Since 1975, the Stephen Ministries organization, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has helped more than 11,000 congregations implement Stephen Ministry. These congregations represent more than 150 denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 23 other countries.