Stephen Minister Workshop

9:00 am

April 30, 2016

Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop

Workshop: Open to Area Congregations (Registration Fee)
On Saturday, April 30, St. Edward’s Church will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop from 9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Registration begins at 8:00 A.M. This half-day, three-session workshop is designed to help congregations catch a vision for strengthening their caring ministry through equipping laypeople as caregivers. During this event, participants will also develop caregiving skills they can use right away. The cost of this workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. For more information or to register for this half-day Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop, call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600 or visit www.stephenministry.org/workshop. St. Edward’s Church is located at 9401 Nesbitt Ave South in Bloomington.

Workshop: Open to St. Edward’s Parishioners (No Cost)
Want to learn to care for people who are grieving and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way? On Saturday, April 30, St. Edward’s Church will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The half-day workshop is designed both to enhance participants’ care giving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry. Area congregations have received an invitation to participate in this workshop. Registration begins at 8:00am and refreshments will be served.

One reason we are so excited about helping other congregations learn about Stephen Ministry is that it is making a significant difference in the life of our own congregation. St. Edward’s has 26 laypeople who have gone through 50 hours of training in order to provide quality one-to-one Christian care to hurting people. If you think you might be interested in being a Stephen Minister, attending the workshop is a great way to learn more.

Members of St. Edward’s Church are invited to attend the workshop free of charge. However, it is still important to pre-register so that we will have plenty of materials on the day of the workshop. Please contact Dc. Jim DeShane at 952-835-7101 x220 or e-mail him at jdeshane@stedwardschurch.org if you would like to be added to our congregation’s list of participants. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for personal growth and to learn more about Stephen Ministry.