Stephen Minister Application

  • If yes, someone from the Stephen Leader Team will speak with you about this so that the team may better understand its significance in your life and ministry. [Note: A great many caregivers have been made stronger in their caregiving ministry through the care they themselves have received, including care from mental health professionals. Your Stephen Leader Team affirms the work of mental health professionals, who have helped many individuals to experience growth and healing. Members of the Stephen Leader Team request this information because they want to be as fully informed as possible about their Stephen Ministry.]
  • The information I have provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree to participate in Stephen Ministry training and in Small Group Peer Supervision and to function within the boundaries of Stephen Ministry as adopted by my congregation/organization. I give permission for the congregation/organization, if it deems necessary, to call my references, secure a police background check on me and consult with the treating physician(s) or other mental health professionals regarding the nature of any treatment I have received for emotional or psychiatric problems. Signing this form also acknowledges that you are willing to commit to serve faithfully for a period of no less than two years to include: the initial 50 hours of training; regular visits to your care receiver (weekly or a mutually agreed-upon frequency); and twice-monthly Small Group Peer Supervision