Grace Coastal Church saw the need to develop caring ministry beyond the counseling services that are available as a ministry through our church. We also desired to grow as a body to care well for the many who come into contact with the body of believers and are looking for a friend in the midst of facing many issues.
We seek not to give a stone when bread is requested, but to provide two coats instead of one and walk further than requested with a neighbor in need. We intend to equip our body to do so through the nationally recognized Stephen Ministries
Certified leaders John Ring
and Colette Beauregard, have brought Stephen Ministry training to Grace Coastal Church. Grace Coastal Church looks forward to bringing Stephen Ministry to all aspects of our congregational life.
What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing lay people (you and I) to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation. It is “caring that changes lives.”
Stephen Ministers multiply ministry by providing high-quality care to those who are:
Grieving the loss of a loved one
Terminally ill (or have family who is)
Victims of disasters
New mothers and fathers
New members in the congregation or community
In job crisis
Facing major life transitions
Suffering chronic illness or disability (as well as their caregivers)