Stephen Ministry to End
After more than 14 years of serving not only the Peakland Congregation but the community at large, the leaders of our Stephen Ministry program, Debbie Bowman, Barbara Lyne, Linda Milam and Paul Thompson, have determined the season of its ministry is drawing to a close. Literally a textbook example of the originator’s vision to provide a listening and caring presence for people in need, we have trained 36 Stephen Ministers to be caregivers and they have been in ministry with 97 care receivers during this time.
Peakland became a “Stephen Ministry Church” in April 2006 and plans are under way to have a “Stephen
Ministry Sunday” in April 2020 to celebrate this ministry, acknowledge the Stephen Ministers who have made it possible, and formally bring this season to a close.
The concept of “season” is important. All seasons come to an end – and then return. The Stephen Leaders will bring this season to a close in such a way that it can be easily picked up again as God calls us anew to this ministry, or something similar.
As April 2020 draws near, be looking for more information.
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