Stephen Ministry
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Stephen Ministry provides one-to-one pastoral care for individuals experiencing a wide range of life’s challenges– loss of a loved one, hospitalization, separation or divorce, loneliness or discouragement, spiritual crises, unemployment or job crises, a chronic illness, a terminal illness, incarceration, aging, relocation, recovery after an accident, birth, adoption, miscarriage, and / or infertility, etc. at no cost to the receiver.

 

Stephen Ministry is designed to train and organize lay persons to provide one-to-one Christian care in and around congregations, with emphasis on confidentiality. Started by Dr. Kenneth C. Haugk, a St. Louis Pastor and Clinical Psychologist, this ministry is named after the first lay person chosen by the Apostles to care for the needs of that early congregation (Acts 6:1-6); his name was Stephen.

 

This program has been implemented in more than 9,000 congregations representing more than 100 Christian denominations. More than 450,000 laypersons have been trained as Stephen Ministers, who in turn have ministered to nearly a million care receivers. Go to www.stephenministries.org for more on the history and programs of Stephen Ministries.

 

 

Stephen Ministry provides one-to-one pastoral care for individuals experiencing a wide range of life’s challenges– loss of a loved one, hospitalization, separation or divorce, loneliness or discouragement, spiritual crises, unemployment or job crises, a chronic illness, a terminal illness, incarceration, aging, relocation, recovery after an accident, birth, adoption, miscarriage, and / or infertility, etc. at no cost to the receiver.

 

Stephen Ministry is designed to train and organize lay persons to provide one-to-one Christian care in and around congregations, with emphasis on confidentiality. Started by Dr. Kenneth C. Haugk, a St. Louis Pastor and Clinical Psychologist, this ministry is named after the first lay person chosen by the Apostles to care for the needs of that early congregation (Acts 6:1-6); his name was Stephen.

 

This program has been implemented in more than 9,000 congregations representing more than 100 Christian denominations. More than 450,000 laypersons have been trained as Stephen Ministers, who in turn have ministered to nearly a million care receivers. Go to www.stephenministries.org for more on the history and programs of Stephen Ministries.

 

 

Need a Stephen Minister?

 

Please call (310) 566-1575
Our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God's love and care into your life! They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists. Leave a message at the number above and a Stephen leader will return your call within 24 hours to set up an appointment.

 

Serve as a Stephen Minister

 

Ever Thought about Becoming a Stephen Minister?

St. Monica Catholic Community will begin training another class of Stephen Ministers in October of 2017. 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. If you think you might be interested, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders leave them a message at (310) 566-1575.

 

Schedule for training in 2017-18

Oct. 14:  9 a.m.–Noon

Oct. 28:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Nov. 18:  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dec. 2:  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dec. 16:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jan. 6:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Jan. 20:  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Feb. 3:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Feb. 10:  9 a.m.–3 p.m.

  

We are asking for you to commit to serve for a period of no less than two years as a Stephen Minister (approx. March 2017-March 2019)

This includes:

  • the initial 50 hours of training
  • regular visits with your care receiver (weekly)
  • twice-monthly small group peer supervision (held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
  
  
  

A great many caregivers have been made stronger in their care giving ministry through the care they received themselves, including care from mental health professionals. The Stephen Leader team affirms the work of mental health professionals, who have helped many individuals to experience growth and healing.  Members of the Stephen Leader Team request the following information because they want to be as informed as possible about their Stephen Ministers.

If you answered yes, someone from our Stephen Leader team may speak with you about this so that the team may better understand its significance in your life and ministry.

If you answered yes, someone from our Stephen Leader team may speak with you about this so that the team may better understand its significance in your life and ministry.

Acknowledgment

The information I have provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.  I agree to participate in Stephen Ministry training, in Small Group Peer Supervision, and to function within the boundaries of Stephen Ministry as adopted by St. Monica Catholic Church.  I give permission for the parish, if it deems necessary, to call my references, secure a police background check on me, and consult with the treating physician(s) or other mental health professionals regarding the nature of any treatment I have received for emotional or psychiatric problems.


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