"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

Galatians 6:2

STEPHEN MINISTERS CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES

We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian.  Stephen Ministers are trained to provide the emotional and spiritual care we long for when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:

  • • Loss of a loved one
  • • Illness or hospitalization
  • • Divorce or separation
  • • Loneliness or discouragement
  • • Spiritual crisis
  • • Unemployment or relocation
  • • Aging
  • • Child birth or adoption
  • • Miscarriage or infertility
  • • Accident or disaster recovery

STEPHEN MINISTERS ARE LAY PEOPLE IN NPC’S CONGREGATION

Noroton Presbyterian Church members with gifts for caregiving are carefully selected to serve in this role.  Stephen Ministers are:

  • • Lay people who have received 50 hours of training, equipping them to provide emotional
  • and spiritual one-to-one care.
  • • Caring Christians who listen, care, pray, support and encourage.
  • • Committed people who will be a consistent presence, faithfully meeting for about an hour each week as long as there is a need.
  • • Completely confidential relationships, keeping all identities, concerns and conversations absolutely private.

Click here to a watch PBS news story on Stephen Ministry

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister, 
please contact (complete confidentiality):

Pastor Brandi Drake
brandi.drake(at)norotonchurch.org
203-309-5620
 


Founded in 1975, Stephen Ministries St. Louis supports NPC’s Stephen Ministry.
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http://www.stephenministries.org/ to learn more.

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