Receive Caring Support
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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
How to Get Started
2) Following a request for support form, a Referral Coordinator will contact the interested person and arrange a time to speak briefly about their current needs and assess if the Stephen Ministry program is a right fit. This also provides the individual seeking support and opportunity to ask questions.
3) The Referral Coordinator prayerfully connects them with with a Stephen Minister.
4) The Stephen Minister and the individual will then decide on a schedule to meet (normally once a week for about an hour).
Care Receiver who benefit from this process are congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a UBC Stephen Minister. Care Receiver are people are wanting to grow closer to God or struggling through a difficult time in life or — experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the Care Receiver and the Stephen Minister. The relationship between a Care Receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential. Men are matched with men; women with women.
When a Care Receiver’s needs exceed what a UBC Stephen Minister can provide, the UBC Stephen Ministry team makes a referral to an appropriate church ministry, community resource or mental health professional.