Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one, lay Christian care-giving ministry. Stephen Ministers care by listening, supporting, encouraging, praying, being dependable and trustworthy, and maintaining confidentiality in their care-giving. Stephen Ministry has been an active part of Wesley United Methodist Church since March 1991. During the Ministry’s more than 20 years at Wesley, the Stephen Ministers have served persons within our congregation and community who needed someone to walk with through a difficult time. Stephen Ministry has not only trained 80 Stephen Ministers during that time period, but it has also served an even greater number of persons receiving care throughout those years. We like to have fun too! We have an annual summer picnic and also a Christmas party and ornament exchange!
Stephen Ministries is currently led by Nancy Marlow. Stephen Ministers meet twice monthly in small groups to give and receive peer supervision and for continuing education. These meetings occur the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:00p.
If you would like to become a Stephen Minister, you will need to participate in a 50-hour training session led by a Stephen leader and commit yourself to ongoing training sessions and supervision. You may contact the church via email (click here) or call one of the numbers below to get more information on becoming a Stephen Minister.
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, you may also use the information below to contact director, Nancy Marlow.
Church Office Phone: 217.345.3917