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The Stephen Ministry at Grace provides confidential one-on-one support to members and other individuals who have been through devastating life-changing events such as grief, diagnosis, divorce, job loss, estrangement, birth and other events. Stephen Ministers are lay Christians who provide private sustained care to individuals as a way of helping them cope through difficult periods in their lives.

Training courses for Stephen Ministry certification are as follows:

  • The Person of the Caregiver
  • Feelings: Yours, Mine and Ours
  • The Art of Listening
  • Distinctly Christian Caring
  • Process vs Results in Care Giving

“The Person of the Caregiver” introduces the trainees to each other and their training material, as well as acquiring prayer partners.

“Feeling: Yours, Mine and Ours” is concerned with helping care receivers recognize, accept and express their feelings, and then trust God to give them healing and wholeness.

“The Art of Listening” is concerned with training Stephen Ministers to help care receivers understand what feelings are in action in their lives.

“Distinctly Christian Caring” is central to Stephen Ministry training, emphasizing the tools of faith in caring for another.

“Process Versus Results in Care Giving” teaches that the Stephen Minister cannot “fix” another’s problems. God is the “cure giver” and the Stephen Minister is the “caregiver.”

If you have questions or are interested in the Stephen Ministry, please contact: Pastor Ben Trawick at pastor@gracepresby.org or 703-451-2900 Ext. #2; Bob Bouchard, rmbouchard@gmail.com, 703-642-2753; or Meg Rogers, megknitsalot@gmail.com, 703-978-3563.

For more information about Stephen Ministry, please browse the headquarter's website at www.stephenministries.org/

Updated February 7, 2017

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