Living Word is Recruiting for Stephen Ministry

Every day you see people who are hurting: those who have lost a job, lost a loved one, gone through a divorce, or are battling a terminal illness. Stephen Ministers are God’s representatives who bring His love to those who are hurting. God is waiting to make a difference in their lives through you!

You have seen the ministry of the Stephen Ministers here at Living Word for over 20 years. Have you thought that perhaps you would like to participate in this ministry?

One of Living Word’s Stephen Ministers, Lisa Fetters, has this to say about attending training: “The foundation of Stephen Ministry is based on Christian beliefs. Stephen Ministry means that there is always someone that you can trust and confide in about anything. It means that your Stephen Minister will truly listen and walk on your faith journey with you during both happy and challenging times. Personally, I had a thought about becoming a Stephen Minister for several years. Due to traveling in my job at the time, it was not feasible. Several years later, I was in a new job and had recently experienced a severe blood clot in my leg. While recovering bed bound, I had a lot of time to reassess my relationship with God and my priorities in life. I made the decision at that time, that I would interview for the next Stephen Ministry class that was being offered. I learned many skills during the Stephen Ministry training that pertain not only in my role as a Stephen Minister, but with other relationships in my life. I have truly been blessed to be a part of the Stephen Ministry program for six years.”

The next Stephen Minister training class will begin on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, and continues through May 24, 2022. If you would like to participate in this training and in this ministry, contact Carol Baum (Stephen Ministry Leader), 314-330-0017 or baumr17@gmail.com or Val Novatny, 636-821-2823 or vnovatny@livingwordumc.org.

To learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister, please visit stephenministries.org.