Broomfield United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018


Next Stephen Ministry Training A new training class starts this fall at Broomfield United Methodist ChurchThe 20 week course trains people in the basic skills necessary for helping others. Through lecture, discussion and experiential learning, training focuses on how to be an effective listener, how to minister to grieving people and more. For information contact Judy McGoogan at 303-325-7862 or Pastor Thomas Cross at or 720-880-5221. You may email at

Stephen Ministers volunteer to work alongside our pastors to care for people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. Trainees receive 50 hours of specialized training in Christian care giving and participate in a team of active Stephen Ministers to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people experiencing a crisis. We meet weekly with our care receiver for around an hour to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support for them. Caring relationships last for as long as the person’s need persists.

If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry. 

 Click here for the Stephen Minister Job Description.

Click here for the 25 Stephen Minister Training Topics.

Encourage one another and build each other up.  1 Thessalonians 5:11
Stephen Ministry
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This video was featured April 9, 2010 on the Religion & Ethics PBS broadcast and website at Click here for more information.  
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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 really listens
  • 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.
Click here for the Top Ten Reasons YOU should consider becoming a Stephen Minister!