The Heart of the Matter
This Stephen Ministry sponsored event features Ira David Wood III speaking on Monday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. in C200. David will share about his diagnosis of a faulty heart, his surgery and his recovery. The congregation is invited and no reservations are required.
This one-on-one caring ministry has been an integral part of WMPC for over 20 years. Stephen Ministers walk alongside those who are in need of a listening ear and support those who are going through tough times.
For event information, email Susan Roberts.
To learn more about Stephen Ministry at White Memorial, contact Anne Simons.
Stephen Ministers are:
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, encourage, pray and walk alongside you during difficult times.
Stephen Ministers are church friends who are ready to care for you.
To receive the care of a WMPC Stephen Minister, contact Lisa Hebacker or any of the pastors.
Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised in their care-giving. Prior to enrolling in the 50-hour training program, a potential Stephen Minister must complete an application (see Forms, below) and an interview with the Stephen Ministry leadership team. Upon successful completion of these steps a candidate is enrolled in our church-sponsored Stephen Ministry training program. Caring individuals from within WMPC and the surrounding community participate in leading our training. Upon completion of the training, new Stephen Ministers are commissioned to serve and begin their two-year commitment to one-on-one caregiving. To explore becoming a WMPC Stephen Minister, contact Lisa Hebacker or anyone wearing a blue Stephen Ministry badge.
Stephen Ministry is currently accepting applications from church members who are interested in becoming Stephen Ministers. Applications are due now. The Application Packet is available below and in the lobby of the Witherspoon Building. The next training class commences with an Opening Retreat on Friday evening, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2014. Regular training sessions begin on Monday night, January 13, and continue every Monday night through April. The Closing Retreat will be held on Saturday, May 3, and Commissioning of new Stephen Ministers is scheduled for Sunday, May 4.
Stephen Ministry continuing education sessions are held year-round, usually on first and third Monday evenings. Continuing education is intended to support active Stephen Ministers in their caring activities, but there is much to learn for us all. These continuing education sessions can help all of us to sharpen our caring skills; and caring skills are useful in all life situations. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this continuing education. Contact Anne Simons to learn about upcoming continuing education topics.
Leadership Coordinator: Anne Simons
Links Coordinator: Blair Hughes
Supervision Coordinator: Cheryl Maher
Publicity Coordinators: Lillian Poole, Anne Simons
Training Coordinators: Betsy Morrison, Lillian Poole, Betsy Thompson,
Stephen Ministry Forms
Contact Record Sheet
Link Status Report
Check-In Statement (2 options):
Stephen Ministry Check-In Statement
WMPC Check-In Statement
In Depth Report (2 options):
Christian Care Report
Sabbatical Request Form