Stephen Minister Application
7. Becoming a Stephen Minister involves serving faithfully for a period of no less than two years, which includes:
9. Provide three references. These should be people who are not members of this congregation and not members of your family. One of these references may be a pastor from a previous congregation.
If yes, where and when did you serve?
Include the name and phone number of a pastor and/or Stephen Leader there whom we can contact
If yes, someone from the Stephen Leader Team will speak with you about this so the team may better understand its significance in your life and ministry.
Note: Many people become involved in caring ministry because of the care they have received, including care from mental health professionals. The Stephen Leader Team needs this information in order to provide the best support possible for our Stephen Ministers.
If yes, explain in detail, in the section below. Someone from the Stephen Leader Team will speak with you about this so the team may better understand its significance in your life and ministry.
The information I have provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowl- edge. I agree to participate in Stephen Ministry training, Small Group Peer Supervision, and
Stephen Minister continuing education; to be accountable to my congregation's Stephen Leader
Team and pastoral leadership in my service; and to function within the boundaries of Stephen Ministry as adopted by my congregation. I give permission for the congregation, if it deems necessary, to call my references, secure a background check on me, and consult with the treat- ing mental health professionals regarding the nature of any mental health care I have received.