Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry IS God’s Love In Action

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Everyone gets hit with life curveballs. How does one handle normal, yet extremely intense life crises:    

After the phonecall you hoped you’d never get?
After the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you?
After the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.”?
After the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”?

Please Consider Contacting a TCC Stephen Minister

A TCC Stephen Minister can come along side you (men to men; women to women) to listen, converse, and pray in a non-judgmental way, in total confidentiality for up to an hour, once a week, in private, as arranged by you and your Stephen Minister.  Stephen Ministry support can take from 3 months to 2 years on average. (In case of terminal or ongoing illness, Stephen Ministry will go the distance). A Stephen Minister is not trained as a counselor.

Stephen Ministry, www.stephenministries.org, is a national organization based in St. Louis Missouri that provides encouraging, compassion care, Christ-centered, seminars and literature through 50-hours training to local church ministry leaders who feel called to reach out to men and women experiencing normal yet intense life crises.

A true story of someone who was impacted by a Stephen Minister

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of Stephen Ministry. No one knows the identity of a care receiver except for his or her Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired the two together. The care receiver featured above stepped forward willingly to share his story.

Contact

For more information on connecting with a Stephen Minister, or if you would like to become a Stephen Minister, please contact the Stephen Minister Referrals Coordinator: Diane at 508-358-4201 or  TCC at 508-358-7717