Stephen Ministry

 


 

WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry.Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting at Second Baptist and in our community.

 

WHO ARE STEPHEN MINISTERS?

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
 

WHO CAN RECEIVE CARE?

Care receivers are people—2BC congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister:
The relationship between a care receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential.
Men are matched with men; women with women.
When a care receiver’s needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, the Stephen Ministry team makes a referral to an appropriate mental health professional or other community resource.
 

If you would like to begin to receive care from a 2BC Stephen Minister, or if you are interested in being a Stephen Minister, please contact: 

Associate Pastor Mike Lassiter Phone:  816-781-2824 x307  |  Email

Carol Kingery Phone:  816-916-8407  |  Email

 
 

2BC
STEPHEN MINISTERS

 
Angie McElhaney
Blane Baker
Bob Dusin
Carol Kingery
Cathy Baker
Karin Yohe
Kathy Campbell Mazi
Luda Teterina
Marilyn Buhlig
Martha Reppert
Mike Lassiter
Sara Langford
Suzie Goertz
Trudy Dixon