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.
Are you gifted in the areas of caring, listening and providing personal support for people experiencing a difficult life circumstances? Train to provide one-to-one, caring companionship to people in need.
1st, 3rd & 5th (if applicable) Tuesdays
Beginning January 15
The Chapel (room 207)
Applications are due January 14
Learn more and apply
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 and commissioning a new group of Stephen Ministers, so we can care for more people in our church and community.
The 50-hour training teaches 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 Vicky Bryant at [email protected] or 970.203.9201 x8111. Applications for the next training are always being accepted.
- Download and read the Stephen Minister Job Description.
- Download, print and complete the Stephen Minister Application.
- Scan and email the application to Vicky Bryant at [email protected]. You can also mail it, fax it or drop it off in the Crossroads office or at Information Central on the weekend.
- 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.