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Houston, TX 77002
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Houston, TX 77042
713-458-4700
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STEPHEN MINISTRY
Staff Contact: Rev. Charles Thompson -
Lead Staff for InTouch Care 
Email or 832-668-1800
Administrative Asst.: Susie Horr 
Email or 832-668-1821 
 
A Stephen Minister is:
 
A friend who comes in when the rest of the world goes out.
 
A dedicated, trained member of the church, commissioned by the First family to administer confidential, in-depth caring.  Someone who will visit with you weekly, listen, offer resources and referrals, pray with and for you, offering Christian love and support.
 
A caring, supportive, Christian friend who has a desire to be with you in a time of need, grief, or crisis.  
 
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds"  Psalms 147:3 
 
Stephen Ministers address the needs of people who are:
 
Lonely, Depressed, Separated or divorced, Homebound, Hospitalized, Grieving the loss of a love one, Dying, Experiencing the loss of a job or financial setbacks, New to church, Inactive members, Struggling with their faith in God.
 
If you are interested in speaking with a Stephen Minister, please call 832-668-1800 or The Stephen Ministry help-line at 713-458-4709. 
 
How does one become a Stephen Minister?
 
A training program prepares interested persons to become Stephen Ministers and equips them to care for the many needs of our church. 
 
Those who are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister must submit an application and be interviewed by Stephen Ministry lay leaders.  The prospective Stephen Ministers agrees to a commitment of 50 hours of training and two years of service.
 
Included in the 50-hour training is information on such topics as:
Listening, Confidentiality, Crisis Theory and Intervention, Use of Prayer & BIble, Feelings, Assertiveness, Telecare, Specialized Needs - Grief, Divorce, Depression, Stress, Aging
 
Please contact a Stephen Minister at 713-458-4709 to sign up!
 

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