In developing Stephen Ministry materials, Stephen Ministries St. Louis draws from more than 30 years of experience working with thousands of congregations. Stephen Ministry resources take Christian caregiving to a new level and help congregations meet the ministry challenges of the 21st century.
The Leader's Manual gives Stephen Leaders all the information they need to train Stephen Ministers and direct Stephen Ministry in the congregation. The user-friendly documents, intuitive file folder organization, and helpful content lists put a wealth of invaluable information at your fingertips.
The Stephen Ministry Training Manual is the primary resource Stephen Ministers use during their initial 50 hours of training and during continuing education. It contains Preclass Reading assignments for the training modules along with outlines that follow the Stephen Leader's presentation. The manual combines the latest caregiving information with the timeless biblical truths on ministering with Christ's love. It is an encyclopedia of caring knowledge and skills that Stephen Ministers will refer to for years to come.
There are three books that Stephen Ministers read during their initial 50 hours of training. Christian Caregiving: a Way of Life helps Stephen Ministers understand what it means to give distinctively Christian care. Speaking the Truth in Love helps readers practice Christian assertiveness. When and How to Use Mental Health Resources helps Stephen Ministers, Stephen Leaders, and pastors know when and how to refer a care receiver to a mental health professional.
The Stephen Ministry Training Video Collection consists of four videos that are an integral part of Stephen Minister training and provide an added dimension to Stephen Ministry learning. The videos are:
The Supervision Group Facilitator Manual is the text used by Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers who receive special training to facilitate Supervision Groups. Twice-monthly Small Group Peer Supervision is a key to quality caregiving. This manual provides Supervision Group Facilitators with a thorough understanding of how supervision works and provides state-of-the-art small group facilitation skills.