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, Denise Bertrand, has this to say about attending training: “For me, the value of Stephen Ministry training has turned out to be the practical guidance given for the care of people who are suffering. This practical guidance includes what to say and what not to say when someone is grieving. I’ve applied it in every walk of my life, not just with Stephen Minister care receivers. So, even if you never are in an “official” Stephen Ministry relationship with someone needing solace, you can apply what you learn when you are accompanying a friend or family member through a time of pain.”

The next Stephen Minister training class will begin on Tuesday, January 5, and continue through May 18. If you would like to participate in this training and in this ministry, please register here. To learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister, please visit stephenministries.org or contact Val Novatny at 636-821-2823.