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Stephen Ministry: Any Thoughts?
January 15, 2006
12:07 pm
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Anyone here ever hear of Stephen Ministry, a "para-church" program that is used by a number of denominations?

Any expoerience with it, or thoughts about it?

January 18, 2006
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Hi Zinnia,
I have not had personal experience with a Stephen minister but I have a close friend who was helped very much by one. My friend had a bad drinking problem and the Stephan minister met with him each week and counseled him. He was very gentle and understanding and eventually led my friend to AA. That was 7 years ago and my friend is still sober, re-married and his life is very happy. He always gives credit to that Stephen Minister who was so selfless...and to God of course.
Hope that helps.

January 18, 2006
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Thank you.
I have been through the training, but did not take an assignment. I think the trainer I had was not very experienced. She was trying to use it across denominations.

When I checked with Stephen Ministry about some concerns I had, they said they had not approved it to be used across a mixed array of congregations, but only within congregations.

I would be interested in hearing from others. Especially if there are offshoots of this ministry program, or concerns about it.

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