Care for fellow members one-on-one, confidentially, during times of transition such as death, job loss, and illness; requires 50 hours of training and a two-year service commitment. Training starts in January each year.

Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian education organization founded in 1975 that produces training and resources known for their excellence, practicality, psychological integrity, and theological depth. These resources cover topics such as caring ministry, assertive relating, spiritual gifts discovery, grief support, spiritual growth, and more.

Please contact Sara Rose, Stephen Ministry Leader, if you are interested in having a Stephen Minister walk beside you. Stephen Ministers are available to listen and comfort.

Contact: Sara Rose 704.651.2891 mobile or sara-rose@bellsouth.net

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Stephen Ministry Podcast

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Stephen Ministry, primary mental healthcare, and being with others through trials.

"On the Front Lines of Care"

Overcome by grief and pain, U.S. Army Captain David Rozelle thought his ability and desire to serve were gone for good. But God still had other plans.

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"Reaching Out to Others in a New Year"

Inspiration for a new year from our Stephen Ministry group. Adapted from The Christophers newsletter.

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"It's Okay to Talk about Joan"

Sometimes people worry that mentioning the loss or even the name of the deceased will hurt the grieving person. Most of the time, though, the knowledge that their lost loved one is still in others’ hearts can actually be a great comfort.

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Three Minute Read:

No, Everything does NOT happen for a reason. I’ve never had a tremendous amount of peace with the sentiment. I think it gives the terrible stuff too much power, too much poetry…

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Five Minute Read:

Earth Angels: Stephen Ministers Offer Emotional and Spiritual Support in Times of Trouble

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