A Stephen Ministry program is another resource that may be found in your church. Stephen Ministry is named after Stephen, the first lay person appointed by Jesus' disciples to “go out and help meet the needs of the people.” A Stephen minister is not a professional counselor, ordained pastor or problem “fixer.” He or she is a Christian friend who is dependable, a good listener, nonjudgmental and will keep your confidence and walk beside you for as long as you need.
There is help available. The first step is up to you, but on the other side you will find caring people offering guidance and support.
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