Stephen Ministers are active at Laurel Heights. Due to promises of confidentiality made to care receivers, the ongoing ministry of care giving offered by Stephen Ministers can go on without being noticed by the congregation as a whole. Stephen Ministry happens “below the radar” of public view. Yet, it is happening every week.
Every Stephen Minister receives 50 hours of active training to equip them to provide quality care. At Laurel Heights, there are 12 trained and commissioned Stephen Ministers who are active. They listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. This caring relationship lasts as long as persons are in need of care.
Stephen Ministry is “leaven in the loaf” for Laurel Heights’ congregational and parish life. It quietly persists to lift, enhance, and extend our ministries of more noticeable pastoral and congregational care. We are humbled that there are those among us who choose to serve Christ in this way.
- If you feel you or a loved one would benefit from a Stephen Minister…
- If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister…
Please contact the church office. You may use the form below or call (210) 733-7156.