Life can get overwhelming at times. Circumstances catch us by surprise, making us feel alone and afraid. Losing a loved one, struggling with health concerns or relationship issues, experiencing unemployment or unexpected career transition – these are just a few of the unsettling events that life throws at us.
Sometimes, what we need more than anything is a friend. We need someone to remind us of what we tend to forget whenever hardship rears its ugly head: God loves us, and God wants us not only to survive, but to thrive.
Hamilton Mill UMC is blessed to have a dedicated group of servants who have answered God's call to bring this reminder. They're called Stephen Ministers, and they are waiting to walk with you through life's difficult seasons. Stephen Ministers are not pastors, nor are they counselors. Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one, gender-specific "ministry-of-relationship." Stephen Ministers receive more than 50 hours of advance training and regular continuing education, equipping them to help hurting people rediscover the reality that our God is a God of healing and wholeness.
If you think that you could benefit from a relationship with one of our Stephen Ministers, e-mail Pastor Jason or one of our Stephen Ministry leaders, Linda Allen or Mike Lowrie.
If you feel that God may be calling you to serve as a Stephen Minister and you would like to fill out an application, click here.
To view a short informational video on Stephen Ministry that recently aired on PBS, click here.