Stephen Ministers at White’s Chapel are part of a larger organization of trained lay people who have a heart for caring for the needs of their church members and neighbors. Through a one-on-one relationship, an assigned Stephen Minister meets with a person who has a need for someone who can listen and provide caring support during a difficult period or crisis on one’s life. Sometimes this is for a short period of time and for others, it can be a longer term relationship. We realize that grief and loss come in many different ways to people and Stephen Ministers have the compassion, love and spiritual gifts to share during this difficult journey.
Stephen Ministry is a Christian service with a strong focus on God’s love and spiritual encouragement. Female Stephen Ministers are always paired with female care receivers and likewise, male Stephen Ministers with male care receivers. Each care receiver can be assured of total confidentiality in the process. Some of the needs that Stephen Ministers seek to serve but are not limited to:
· Hospitalized persons
· Aging and elderly
· Terminally ill
· Those with disabilities and their families
· Those moving into or out of our community
· Those needing support of a Christian friend
· Those facing transitions
· Those separated or divorced
· Homebound persons
· Household experiencing birth, adoption, foster care
· Those with job crises
· Loss of a child or loved one
For more information about the International Stephen Ministry program, please connect to their website at www.stephenministry.org.
For more information about the White’s Chapel Stephen Ministry program, please contact the church office at 817-481-4147 or email email@example.com.
For those who have suffered loss, our annual Service of Remembrance offers a time for both solitude and reflection. The service offers healing through Scripture, music, uplifting and hopeful messages, and the comforting presence of others who have also lost loved ones. This beautiful service is highlighted with a time of speaking the name of each person being remembered, and lighting a candle in memory of each individual.
The Service of Remembrance will be Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Rev. Kyle Roberson will officiate this one-hour service.
To register the name of a person to be remembered, please email Dianne Will. Provide your name and telephone number, and the name of the person to be remembered. If it’s a name that could be mispronounced, please include a phonetic pronunciation to assist the pastor who will be reading the name during the service. You must submit your request no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11. If email is not an option, please call the church office.
The Service of Remembrance is offered by the White’s Chapel Stephen Minister ministry. They are a Christian caregiving group whose mission is to provide help to people facing challenging life situations in a non-judgmental, private, and confidential manner. Stephen Ministers journey one-on-one with those facing a variety of difficult life situations, including: divorce, grief, job loss, illness, death, uncertainty, family problems, anxiety or other challenges.
We want to be there in your times of need and in your times of celebration. By offering classes and events, our dedicated staff seeks to continue to support you.
At a funeral or memorial service here, we seek to worship the living God – for God to continue to bring comfort those mourning. We have materials available to help you maneuver this difficult time.
Taking care of your mind, soul and body is important to us! We offer many exercise classes such as Stretch & Strengthen or Chair Yoga, as well as give you the chance to help others through donating blood or receiving a flu shot.
To provide affordable professional counseling services to church members, visitors and the community within a Christian environment.
There are a variety of groups that meet on campus that serve the community.
Stephen Ministry (One-on-One Care) is a Christian service with a strong focus on God’s love and spiritual encouragement.
Chandler’s Hope is a ministry that brings awareness and answers to questions of what to do, where to go, and who to turn to when faced with addiction.