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Stephen Ministry Training Video Collection

The Stephen Ministry Training Video Collection is a set of four videos that are an integral part of Stephen Minister training. The information in these videos reinforces and augments what trainees learn through reading, lecture, practice, and discussion. It allows Stephen Leaders to bring in the experts to discuss the important topics of supervision and mental health, demonstrate key skills, and provide an added dimension to the training.

This collection includes the following videos.

  • Stephen Ministry and Mental Health Issues is an engaging Leader’s Training Course presentation that highlights what Stephen Ministers, Stephen Leaders, pastors, and mental health professionals need to know about mental health issues that can come up during a Stephen Ministry caring relationship. It explores situations where care from a Stephen Minister is and isn’t appropriate and helps Stephen Ministers recognize when a care receiver needs to be referred to a mental health professional. (56 minutes)

  • Stephen Ministry Small Group Peer Supervision: A Demonstration features a Supervision Group practicing the proven Stephen Ministry model for Small Group Peer Supervision. Seeing supervision in action helps Stephen Ministers quickly grasp the process, try out supervision skills in class, and get the most from their supervision sessions. (36 minutes)

  • Focus on Specific Supervision Skills integrates segments of the video Stephen Ministry Small Group Peer Supervision: A Demonstration with teaching presentation T-16, “Supervision: A Key to Quality Christian Care,” in their Leader’s Manual. This makes it easy for Stephen Leaders to identify and illustrate key supervision skills and for Stephen Minister trainees to observe and practice those skills. Focus on Specific Supervision Skills is used in training both Stephen Ministers and Supervision Group Facilitators. (23 minutes)

  • Go—God Is with You! is shown during the training session just prior to commissioning. Stephen Ministries founder and Executive Director Dr. Kenneth Haugk, together with Stephen Ministers from around the country, brings the training to a meaningful close and inspires trainees to go forth into ministry, leaving them with a powerful message: “Go—God is with you!” (12 minutes)