Stephen Ministry

What do you do when…

…the divorce papers have been served and the bottom falls out of your life. …the last child honks the horn and drives away—and the house suddenly seems incredibly empty. …you arrive home following the funeral service and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you. …the relationship has ended but the wounds are still bleeding and painful. …the doctors have said, “There’s nothing more we can do.” …the door has slammed shut for the very last time. …the phone call you dreaded most happened. …you realized the hands on the gold watch you received at your retirement party move more slowly than you ever imagined. …the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.” …the gavel goes down, the handcuffs go on, and your loved one is led away. …the baby has arrived, putting more demands on you than you ever dreamed possible. …you find the pink slip inserted with what is now your final paycheck. …your loved one cannot remember who you are. …your life is in transition and you feel overwhelmed with choices and responsibilities.

We want to help

You may need short term care to get through temporary situations that have caused you grief or anxiety; the loss of a job, illness of self or family member, maybe the loss of a spouse, child or close friend. You may be in need of long term care. For instance being confined at home or in hospitals, or nursing homes with long term disabilities or illnesses.

Stephen ministers are specially trained to use listening, process oriented tools to aid in recovery and acceptance, working with you toward spiritual and practical goals. Stephen Ministers receive over 50 hours of training and spend many more hours in special peer supervisions sessions where the minister can become refreshed and be guided through methods how to better serve you (always with the strictest confidentiality of the care receiver being maintained).

Need help? Contact us at stephenministry@hpf.org.

Join the team in our upcoming August 2016 training!

Want to find out information on how to join the Stephen Ministry team?  Just complete the form below and we’ll be glad to contact you soon!

 

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