|Church leaders, congregations welcome at Stephen's Ministry workshop in Delta|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 01 March 2013 10:07|
DELTA - For those who are seeking to be an active listener and the ability to reach out to others in a Christian way, they may wish to consider a special "Stephen Ministry Workshop" being offered at Trinity Lutheran Church in Delta on March 9.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration and refreshments beginning at 8 a.m.
The workshop consists of three sessions designed both to enhance participants' caregiving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand that aspect of its ministry.
"The needs for care in our congregation and community were much more than the pastor could handle alone," said Gayle Schmidt, one of two Stephen Leaders who oversee the church's Stephen Ministry. "So we enrolled in the Stephen series and are now equipping our members to provide quality one-to-one Christian care."
The St. Louis-based Stephen Ministries is sponsoring this workshop which will be led by Kevin Scott, a pastor with more than 30 years experience in Christian caregiving.
The three sessions are "Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief," with the second section providing an introduction to the Stephen Series and the final session explains, "How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way."
"I encourage people to attend," said Pastor Eric Markovich. "Participants will go home with practical ministry skills and an excellent understanding of how they can organize the members of their congregation for caring ministry through the Stephen Series."
The cost of the workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation.
For more information or to register to attend, contact Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600. You can also register online at www.stepheninistry.org/workshop.
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