HOW TO RECEIVE CARE THROUGH STEPHEN MINISTRY
Nancy Perri (715-341-0800).
If you are in need of care, you are paired with a believer of the same gender. The Stephen Minister and care receiver meet at a private place and time of mutual agreement. The typical meeting is once a week for one hour, though each caring relationship is as unique as the circumstances and people involved. The Stephen Minister's commitment is to walk beside you, helping you bear your burdens (Galatians 6:2). The Stephen Minister takes time to listen and talk about your situation, taking the circumstances to the Lord in prayer. Together, you and your Stephen Minister discover that God alone is the true Care Giver.
HOW THE REFERRALS PROCESS WORKS:
• A referrals coordinator will meet with you to talk about Stephen Ministry and assess your appropriateness to receive care.
• With your permission, the referrals coordinator will assign a Stephen Minister to meet with you on a weekly basis.
• The Stephen Minister provides distinctively Christian and strictly confidential care.
Stephen Ministers CAN CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES SUCH AS...
◦ Grief and loss
◦ Divorce or separation
◦ Spiritual crisis
◦ Terminal illness
◦ Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
◦ Parenting issues
◦ A chronic illness
◦ Recovery after an accident or disaster
◦ Difficult transitions
◦ A job in crisis or unemployment