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Help with life issues

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church are trained to lead you through a difficult time or crisis through caring and confidential one-on-one conversation, prayer and spiritual direction. Our Stephen Ministers can help with a range of issues, from men’s and women’s issues to those affecting married couples and the elderly. Currently there are twelve Stephen Ministers at Reid Memorial, eight women and four men.

Visit Find help with life issues or contact our Stephen Ministers coordinator and provide a brief explanation of the situation you face. Men are assigned to help men, and women to help women. Your e-mail will be handled with discretion, confidentiality and compassion.

Stephen Ministers are committed Christian people who:

•Express God's care through their lives to others
•Receive 50 hours of initial training in important caring ministry skills and concepts
•Are commissioned by Reid Memorial as Stephen Ministers after completing their initial training
•Visit another person regularly and dependably and offer Christian support and care
•Participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained Stephen Leaders
•Are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship
•Serve at least two years
•Receive continuing education and skill building throughout their years of service

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