UM Congregations Invited to Stephen Ministry Workshop in Carmichael

January 27, 2010

United Methodist congregations in the California-Nevada Annual Conference are invited to a Stephen Ministry workshop, hosted by Carmichael Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, March 6 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

It will be an excellent opportunity for church leaders and other members to learn about the Stephen Series, a ministry system that equips and mobilizes laypeople for effective caring ministry.
 
Join More than 10,000 Congregations in Providing Care
 
Are there hurting people in your church or community whose needs are going unmet? Can you imagine the difference it would make to have 10 or 20 lay caregivers in your church who are well trained and ready to respond to people in need? More than 10,000 churches have learned an effective, proven strategy for equipping laypeople to provide high quality, distinctively Christian care.
 
Practical Ministry Skills
 
At the workshop, you'll experience a sample of the training Stephen Ministers (lay caregivers) receive, and take home practical knowledge and skills on "Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief" and "How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way." You'll also learn why churches from more than 150 different Christian denominations use the Stephen Series for training and organizing laypeople for one-to-one caring ministry.
 
A Highly Affordable Workshop
 
The cost of the workshop is $15 per person, or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation.
 
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on March 6, and refreshments will be served.
 
For more information or to sign up for the Stephen Ministry Workshop, call Stephen Ministries at 314.428.2600 or register online at www.stephenministry.org/workshop.
 
Download printable flyer (in PDF format) for more information.