The logo’s most dominant feature is the cross of Jesus. It reminds us that Christ is at the center of Stephen Ministry and all Stephen Ministry relationships. The broken person behind the cross symbolizes how we are all broken people, broken by our own sin and imperfections. The whole person in front of the cross signifies the wholeness we encounter through the transforming power of the cross of Jesus. It is only through Jesus and his life, death on the cross, and resurrection that we, who are broken people, are made whole. The circle is a symbol of God’s external and never-ending love for us. God’s love surrounds us, holds us, heals us, with the cross of Jesus at the center of that love. For it was Jesus, God’s Son, who allowed himself to be broken on the cross to save us from our sin and give us the opportunity to be restored to wholeness through him.
The Stephen Series logo tells the story of a care receiver’s journey from brokenness to wholeness through the transforming power of the cross of Jesus. It serves as a simple reminder that it is not the Stephen Minister who restores a person to wholeness. Rather, it is only through the cross of Jesus that a person can be made whole.
Do you feel the call to put your Christian love and caring into action? Stephen Ministry offers the chance to make a difference in a one-on-one relationship with people who have needs. To get more information about a Stephen Minister, please contact Dr. Rev. William Green firstname.lastname@example.org 467-1861.
If you or someone you know would like to receive the care of a Stephen Minister or get more information about having a Stephen Minister, please call Chuckie Chinault, Referrals Coordinator for women at 919-306-0460, or David Hedberg, Referrals Coordinator for men at 919-815-2204, or the church office at 467-1861. A Stephen Minister will visit with you once a week, listen to you, encourage you, and pray for you. Everything you say to your Stephen Minister is strictly confidential.
Stephen Ministry helps to provide congregational care at First Cary. In this ministry we train and organize some of our members to be lay ministers who provide quality and caring ministry. These skilled caregivers are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving, in crisis, or experiencing other stresses of life. We all experience the challenges of life when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:
- Loss of a loved one
- Divorce or separation
- Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
- Loneliness or discouragement
- Chronic illness
- Spiritual crisis
- Unemployment or a job crisis
- Recovery after an accident or disaster
- Terminal illness
- And many more
Stephen Ministers are Christian friends. We are ready to come alongside you or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives and provide comfort and support for as long as we are needed.
Stephen Ministers are available to you after Sunday morning services. (Look for persons wearing a blue
Stephen Ministry name badge). Stephen Ministers are there for
prayer if you have an issue which is troubling you and they will be happy to step with you to the prayer chapel or other private area.