Why Stephen Ministry?

 

  Stephen Ministry gives the Ames Catholic Community Parishes a practical, powerful

  way of being the presence of Christ to others, in that...

  • Priests and deacons no longer have to carry all of the burdens of being caregivers for parishioners.  They now have a team of gifted, trained, and committed lay caregivers ready to minister to hurting people in their parishes.
  • Laypeople are given an opportunity to become trained and supported in using their spiritual gifts for caregiving, to share Christ's love with fellow parishioners.
  • People who are hurting no longer have to suffer alone - a caring Christian friend walks alongside them, providing emotional and spiritual care for as long as needed. 

Equip God’s people for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ.    Ephesians 4:12