1 Thessalonians 5:11
Tuckston Stephen Ministry is an accountable lay ministry actively providing confidential, compassionate, Christ-centered, one-on-one love and support to those in need. Stephen Ministers receive high quality training and continuing education to strengthen and equip this lay ministry in our congregation.
Finances, family issues, medical problems, and life changes of any kind can cause us to feel out of balance or in crisis. Tuckston Stephen Ministers help individuals find Christ and healing in times of crisis by offering one-on-one, confidential care for as long as needed.
Started in 1975, Stephen Ministries is a national program involving more than 10,000 congregations worldwide and more than 150 different Christian denominations. The name “Stephen” comes from St. Stephen, who was the first layperson commissioned by the Apostles to provide caring ministry to those in need.
Tuckston Stephen Ministers undergo comprehensive training that equips them with the necessary skills for providing distinctively Christian care to hurting individuals in and around our congregation. This is done with one overriding goal – We are the caregivers; Christ is the curegiver.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life crisis of any proportion, a Stephen Minister is ready to walk side-by-side, listen, and pray. For more information: contact the church office at 706-353-1311 or our Stephen leaders, David Fletcher, Karlene Lawrence, Judy Williams, Bill Howard, Ron Seerley or Anne Morrison.
Current Tuckston Stpehen Ministers: Hilda Fletcher, Kent Lawrence, Jon Liston, Dyne Owens, Brenda Smith, Jim Williams, and Jim Wren, Cathy Rowan, Lynn Fowler, Jim Finger, Greg Paul, Robert Poole.
Stephen Ministries featured recently on PBS. Watch here/link.
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