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Asbury United Methodist Church | Shepherdstown
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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Leaders are responsible to the congregation for administering the Stephen Ministry program and training.  Stephen Leaders is a responsible, reliable person with a genuine and increasing desire and ability to relate to others in respectful, appropriate, and helpful way. 
Stephen Minister's caregiving is concerned with helping care receivers recognize, accept, and express their feelings, and then trust God to give them healing and wholeness. 
Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers visit with their care receivers about an hour a week in person but this is not the limit of their contacts.  They fill some of the other spaces over the phone.
Why Stephen Ministry?
  1. Love one another as I have loved you.  John 1  V3-34.
  2. Bear one another's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ  Galatians 6:2
  3. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Roman 12:15   
With Stephen Ministry, people no longer have to go through crises and difficulties alone.  Instead they have a  Stephen Minister, a well trained, caring, Christian friend who will walk alongside them for as long as necessary, providing the emotional and spiritual care they need.
 Stephen Ministry is a way for the church to fully be the body of Christ.
Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, email Pastor Pam Boomer