Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Stephen Ministers are trained to provide one-to-one, caring companionship to people in need. If you need a Stephen Minister, click here.
2016 Training Class
Are you gifted in the areas of caring, listening and providing spiritual support for people experiencing a difficult life circumstances? Train to provide one-to-one, caring companionship to people in need.
Begins late January 2016
1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday Wednesday evenings
Training ends in August, 2016.
Learn more and apply
Attend a free Stephen Ministry Training preview lunch in November (dates TBA), at 12:15pm in the conference room. Learn more here.
Crossroads has 20+ men and women trained and serving as Stephen Ministers. We also have a waiting list of people who need care. We look forward to training a new group of Stephen Ministers in 2015, so we can care for more people in our church and community.
The 50-hour training is our investment in you. We teach a variety of topics such as listening, Christian assertiveness, maintaining boundaries in caregiving, grief, growth and more. The training is distinctively Christian and focuses on God as the one who cures—as we care.
When the Stephen Ministers have completed the training, they will be commissioned and ready to begin their ministry. Working with supervision and support, these Stephen Ministers will be available to meet regularly with people experiencing these challenges and many more:
- Loss of a loved one
- Parenting challenges
- Life transition
- Job loss
- Natural disasters
Stephen Ministers commit to at least two years of service, continuing education and supervision. Many Stephen Ministers enjoy their work so much that they choose to serve more than two years.
While being a Stephen Minister requires commitment of time and effort, it also brings joy and fulfillment. Stephen Ministry may be one of the most rewarding challenges you will ever embrace. In addition, you will use the skills you learn, not only in your caring ministry, but also in your everyday relationships with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
Think and pray about this opportunity. For more information, call or email Mitzi Cordova at [email protected] or 970.203.9201. Applications for the next training are always being accepted.
- Read the Stephen Minister Job Description.
- Complete the Stephen Minister Application.
- Scan and email the application to Mitzi Cordova at [email protected]. You can also mail it, fax it or drop it off in the Crossroads office, or at the information counter in the atrium before and after weekend services. Apps for the 2015 class are due on or before December 8th, 2014.
- Our Stephen Leaders will call or email you to set up an interview.
- Together, we will discover if Stephen Ministry is right for you.
We are excited to see what God is going to do in the lives of those who undertake this ministry and in the lives of those who will receive care from our Stephen Ministers.