People often ask, "What exactly is a Stephen Minister?" One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the AFTER PEOPLE.
STEPHEN MINISTERS ARE THERE:
…..AFTER the phone call you hoped you'd never get.
…..AFTER the funeral, when everyone has left and emotions you've held at bay come crashing in on you.
…..AFTER the relationship falls apart and the bottom falls out of your life.
…..AFTER the doctors says, "I'm sorry, but there's nothing more we can do."
…..AFTER the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, "Welcome to your new home."
…..AFTER the last child honks the horn, waves and drives away---and the house suddenly seems empty.
…..AFTER the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
…..AFTER your place of employment closes their doors and you find yourself without a job.
…..AFTER your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.
Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you--or your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or relatives and provide comfort and support for as long AFTER as needed. If you or someone you know would benefit from an AFTER person, please contact Pastor Craig or one of the Stephen Leaders listed below:
Andy & Lynda Anderson 928-453-6871
Cindy Renn 928-566-1003
Shelly Hales 928-566-4551