Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place at Trinity Lutheran Blanco.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times.
Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister:
- The relationship between a care receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential.
- Men are matched with men; women with women.
- When a care receiver’s needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, the Stephen Ministry team makes a referral to an appropriate mental health professional or other community resource.
The Stephen Ministry team is growing and welcomes any Trinity Lutheran Member that feels led to serve the Blanco community to join the team and received training.
If you are aware of a potential Care Receiver in need of care and support, please contact our church office.