The Stephen Minister Team at Christ Lutheran has been, and still is experiencing a life-changing commitment. Jesus has called each and every one of us to follow Him, just as surely as if we were standing by the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The Lord has opened our hearts to the needs of suffering people. The Holy Spirit has gifted us to serve God and those we reach out to in our ministry of compassion.
As Stephen Ministers at Christ Lutheran, we experience the Holy Spirit empowering us to love others as he has loved us. We make caring, confidential visits…we listen to our care receivers…we listen to their burdens…all the while knowing that Jesus is there as Our Companion, Our Guide, Our Strength, and Our Inspiration.
The joy of Stephan Ministers, as Kenneth Haugk the founder of our ministry puts it,
“J-esus, O-thers, Y-ou.”
This is the JOY of a Stephen Minister.
We are brothers and sisters in Christ who go forth into our community to help our fellow Christians by being a shoulder to lean on..by being someone who cares, and someone who listens, and most importantly, all is done in an EXTREMELY CONFIDENTIAL MANNER.
The Stephen Ministers will meet this Thursday, July 15, at
10:00 in the Fireside Room.
Gerry Bronzell, our Stephen Ministry leader, is considering retirement in the next couple of years. Perhaps you have been searching for a way to experience the ultimate Christian experience of love and giving. If so, Gerry will train you as a Stephen Minister and, if after the training period is finished you feel comfortable with the ministry and like to be a co-leader with Gerry, then please contact Gerry or Pastor Ray.
If you are already trained as a Stephen Minister and interested in co-leading with Gerry, then contact us. Professional training as a Stephen Leader will be conducted by Stephen Ministry headquarters out of St. Louis.