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Purpose
 
Stephen Ministry is a caring ministry. Highly trained Stephen Ministers walk beside anyone that is hurting or struggling with any of life’s difficulties. Stephen Ministry is confidential and open to anyone that needs help, not just members of Troy United Methodist Church. Men are matched with men and women with women. A Stephen Minister and Care Receiver will usually meet weekly or at least twice a month to talk.  Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
 
Please see ShaShawna Bush or Pastor Leslie if you are interested in being assigned a Stephen Minister. 
Annual Events
 
Stephen Minister training takes place annually, usually in the fall. During this 50 hours of Training, Stephen Ministers are taught how to support someone as they walk through some of life’s most difficult moments. Please see ShaShawna Bush or Pastor Leslie if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister.
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Twice a Month
 
The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month trained Stephen Ministers and Stephen Leaders meet together for continuing education and supervision groups to offer support to one another.
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