veryone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, and to share God’s love can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness that you may be experiencing.
Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
Is your health, your attitude, or your relationships suffering?
Are you adjusting to a new job, change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move?
Would you like to have someone in your life that really cares?
The Stephen Ministry is a confidential, lay-caring ministry grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Those who are hurting receive love and support through one-to-one caring relationships. The ministry is named after Stephen, one of the first deacons in the early Christian church, commissioned by the apostles to care for the needs of people in the Christian community.
Stephen Ministers are Caregivers … God is the CUREGIVER The Stephen Leader & Referral Coordinator is Sally Effner. To contact the Stephen Ministry of St.Johns, please contact the church office at 630-629-2515 x 118 or Vicar Pete Imlah at 630-629-2515 ext. 311.
What are the needs with which Stephen ministry can help?
- Family frustrations and challenges
- Chronic illness
- Families of the chronically ill
- Loss of a loved one
- Separation or divorce
- Being shut-in
- Having a newborn
- A low self-esteem
- Terminal illness
- Loss of a job
- Financial setbacks
- Struggling with faith in God
- Facing life changes
- Miscarriage and Infertility