Stephen Ministry at FPC provides one-on-one, confidential, Christian care to members of our congregation and community. This care exists to supplement—not replace—the outstanding care provided by our Pastors and Deacons.
Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 13,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers. FPC, Waunakee is proud to be one of those congregations since 2017.
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation or any time of need.
Is God calling You to be His hands and feet?
We are always looking for caregivers. Training usually starts in the fall. It is a blessing and you will learn things that will help you in the ministry and in every day life. Email Tryg Knutson for more information.
Stephen Ministry Training
Stephen Ministry will be conducting training for new Ministers starting at the end of October. Our ministry of listening and caring is looking for compassionate individuals who want to help those who are needing assistance. Contact the office with interest, or connect with any of the three Stephen Ministry Leaders:
Who are the Stephen Minister Caregivers and what do they do?
Who might need a Stephen Ministry caregiver?
Stephen Ministry caregivers cannot provide care to…
How do I find a Stephen Ministry caregiver for myself or someone I love?
- Identify a possible care receiver.
- Care enough to pass that name on to a Pastor, Deacon, member of the Stephen Ministry team, or the church office.
- Askif a potential care receiver would like information on Stephen Ministry. Give their name and phone number to Donna, or whoever is in the office and we will take it from there.
We need our congregation to be our eyes and ears for people who are suffering. Our hope is that you will reach out to them with the idea of a caregiver, and follow through by passing their name on to the office. You will be the hands and feet of Christ when you reach out!