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The Stephen Ministry Vision-Building Kit

If you’d like a copy of the Stephen Ministry Vision-Building Kit, call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600.

The Stephen Ministry Vision-Building Kit (shown in the image to the right) contains resources and ideas you can use to introduce people in your congregation to Stephen Ministry and build support for getting it started.

This kit contains—

  • a script for the presentation “A Vision for Beginning Stephen Ministry in Our Congregation;”

  • 4 DVDs;

  • 12 copies of the Turn Your Prayer List into a Care List brochure; and

  • a packet of information that describes how Stephen Ministry works, the benefits it provides, and how a congregation can get it started

This page contains downloadable resources and videos that can be used along with the material in the kit. Using the tools in the Stephen Ministry Vision-Building Kit along with those on this page is an effective way to educate others about Stephen Ministry and build support for getting it started in your congregation.

Presentation Resources

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“A Vision for Beginning Stephen Ministry in Our Congregation.” This fully scripted presentation (in PDF format) can be used for talking to large or small groups about Stephen Ministry. The presentation includes:

  • an easy-to-follow script you can use as is or adapt to your situation and audience

  • an engaging activity to help people see the needs for care in a congregation and the value of Stephen Ministry in meeting those needs

  • options for incorporating videos—so participants can hear from those whose lives have been changed through Stephen Ministry

  • a handout people can use to follow along with the presentation

 

“Q&A: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Stephen Ministry.” This two-page item will help you answer the most common questions people ask about Stephen Ministry. You might print a copy for yourself to help answer questions people might have after you’ve given the “A Vision for Beginning Stephen Ministry in Our Congregation” presentation.

 

Video Resources

“A Vision for Beginning Stephen Ministry in Our Congregation” includes several opportunities to show short videos. You can play them from the DVDs in the Vision-Building Kit or click on the links below to play the videos.

Stephen Ministry Care Receiver Stories

Six individuals share how they experienced Christ’s life-changing love by receiving care from a Stephen Minister. These stories (each about three minutes long) help people catch a vision for the power of Stephen Ministry.

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“It Was Such a Burden off My Shoulders”
“My Stephen Minister Is Truly a Gift”
 
“Getting Me Plugged into My Church”
“Refusing to Give Up on Me”
 
“I Can Tell Him Anything”
“Connected with God in a Way I Never Felt Before”
 

What Stephen Ministers Do and How They Make a Difference

These two videos, also found on the Nine Short Videos by Stephen Ministry Congregations DVD, describe what Stephen Ministers do and how they can make a difference in people’s lives.

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Learn more about what Stephen Ministers are and do in this video from McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia
A heartfelt message from a Stephen Ministry pastor to his congregation
 

Steps to Beginning Stephen Ministry

This three-minute overview helps viewers understand what Stephen Ministry is and how to begin Stephen Ministry in your congregation.

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An Inside Look at a Stephen Series Leader’s Training Course

This video gives a short preview of the Leader’s Training Course for those considering becoming a Stephen Leader.

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