'Highly Affordable' Stephen Ministry Workshop Is at Epworth UMC This Month

January 21, 2011

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.
On Saturday, Jan. 29, Epworth United Methodist Church in Berkeley is hosting a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and refreshments will be served. This workshop is 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.
Practical Ministry Skills
At the workshop, you will experience a sample of the training Stephen Ministers (lay caregivers) receive, and you will take home practical knowledge and skills on "Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief" and "How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way." You will 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 just $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. For more information and to register for the Stephen Ministry Workshop, call Stephen Ministries at 314.428.2600. You may also register online at www.stephenministry.org/workshop.
Epworth UMC is located at 1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94707. To plot your route, visit the Epworth UMC webpage on the Conference website at cnumc.org, and use the Google Maps feature.