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STEPHEN MINISTRIES

(Parish Life)

Contact:  Fr. Bob Suit 636-397-1440 ext. 225 suitb@allsaints-stpeters.org

Mission Statement: For lay people to bring Christ’s love and care to hurting people in a confidential and safe environment.

Parishioners are encouraged to participate in this ministry in a variety of ways:

As a Stephen Minister

Duties: Agree to be a Stephen Minister for 2 years, attend training of 20 weekly sessions, meet one-to-one with someone going through a loss, and participate in two meetings a month for supervision and ongoing education.

Time Commitment:  Receive 50 hours of training to become a Stephen Minister, meet once a week with person, two meetings a month with Stephen Leaders for supervision and ongoing education.

Special Gifts: Empathy for people who are hurting. Trustworthy, able to offer a caring relationship, make yourself relatable and willing to apply the principles from training.

As a Stephen Leader

Duties: Agree to be a Stephen Leader for 2 years, be part of a small group establishing and directing Stephen Ministry at All Saints, build awareness of Stephen Ministry within the parish, recruit and train Stephen Ministers, meet with potential care receivers to assess their needs, match care receivers with Stephen Ministers, conduct bi-monthly supervision meetings with Stephen Ministers and provide continuing education. Participate in a one-week training conference to become a trainer for the Stephen Ministry.

Time Commitment:  One-week conference to learn the resources used to lead Stephen Ministry, 2 years of leadership, 50 hours to train Stephen Ministers, meetings with those wanting a Stephen Minister, bi-monthly meetings with Stephen Ministers.

Special Gifts: Empathy for people who are hurting. Trustworthy, able to recruit and coach, willing to apply principles from the Stephen Ministry Leader Training Course.