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Stephen Ministry

Do you need someone to talk with? Are you wearing a mask to hide your feelings? Do you sometimes feel like your life is falling apart? Brookside's Stephen Ministers are available to help.

Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers who are available to provide ongoing spiritual care to those going through difficult times. A Stephen Minister is a caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages.

  • Stephen Ministry relationships continue for a limited amount of time, from a few weeks or months to two or three years.
  • Stephen Ministers maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Stephen Ministers provide care to a variety of people for many different reasons: those who have a terminal illness, those who have lost loved ones, people who are having family problems, who are relocating, who have lost a job, or who need help to think through life's challenges.
  • Stephen Ministers are lay people who have received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
  • You are encouraged to contact our Spiritual Formation & Care Coordinator for a referral to a Stephen Minister.

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