Broomfield United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Encourage one another and build each other up.  1 Thessalonians 5:11

 
Stephen Ministers are trained volunteers who work alongside our pastors to offer emotional and spiritual support to people during such times as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, chronic or terminal illness, relocation or loneliness. Anyone can request a Stephen Minister at any time, simply by calling the church office (303-466-1719) to arrange for a confidential interview.
 
Stephen Ministry
Featured on PBS!


This video was featured April 9, 2010 on the Religion & Ethics PBS broadcast and website at www.pbs.org. Click here for more information.  



Click here to read an interview with Dr. John Ortberg, pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, a Stephen Ministry congregation


 

A Stephen Minister is:

  • A child of God who walks beside a hurting person
  • A caring Christian who reallylistens
  • Someone who has had 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care
  • A committed person who is ready to focus on another person’s needs
  • A trustworthy confidant who will keep everything he or she hears confidential
  • A faithful person who meets with a Care Receiver for as long as the need persists
  • A caregiver who is cared for by peers in twice-monthly Supervision meetings
A Stephen Minister is NOT:
  • A counselor or therapist
  • A problem-solver
  • Someone who runs errands or helps with chores
  • A casual visitor
Ministry Opportunities: Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training to prepare them to employ the tools of faith. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement and listening, and you think you might be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact the church for more information, or visit the Stephen Ministries website to learn more. Fall classes begin in August.
   
Click here for the Top Ten Reasons YOU should consider becoming a Stephen Minister!