Do you find that others consider you “safe” enough to share their burdens and struggles with you? Are you a good listener? Do you find satisfaction in helping people through hard times in life? Care ministries may be your place to serve.
Stephen ministers provide one-to-one caring ministry to those in need of someone to listen and care for them in times of loneliness, becoming a new parent, illness, grief, transition, and many other situations. Initial and ongoing training is provided to those invited to serve in this ministry.
Various support groups form as needed to provide care for those who are grieving, experiencing a tough season as parents, caring for those with memory loss, and more. Serving one of these groups might mean making the coffee, supporting a participant, or helping to lead.
Visitors from the congregation remind those who can no longer leave home or those experiencing a hospital stay that they are remembered and loved. Visitors also offer spiritual encouragement and prayer.
Ready to serve?
I would love to hear from you about your interest in serving others through one of our care ministries. Contact me via email or call 717 653-5660.