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To begin the application procedure, fill out and submit the Stephen Ministry Application. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2013. You may do this in one of two manners:
Stephen Minister Application (Confidential)Please answer all questions and click Submit at the bottom of the form.
• the initial 50 hours of training (during the first 6 months); then• regular visits with your care receiver (weekly or mutually-agreed upon frequency); and• twice-monthly continuing education and small group peer supervision (for the remaining 2 years).
If yes, the Stephen Leaders Team will take time during your interview to better understand its significance in your life and ministry.
[Note: A great many caregivers have been made stronger in their caregiving ministry through the care they themselves have received, including that from mental health professionals. Your Stephen Leaders Team affirms the work of mental health professionals who have helped so many individuals to experience growth and healing.]
Acknowledgement:Thank you for your thoughtfulness and prayer in completing this application. Please read and acknowledge the statement below:
I acknowledge that the information I have provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree to participate in Stephen Ministry Training, in Small Group Peer Supervision, and to function within the boundaries of Stephen Ministry as adopted by my congregation. I give permission for the Stephen Ministry leadership team, if it deems necessary, to secure a background check on me, and consult with the treating physician(s) and/or other mental health professionals regarding the nature of any care I have received.