January 31 - March 13 at 11:00 am in the Stephen Ministry Classroom
Have you been faced with a situation in which a family member or friend is struggling and you don’t know what to say?
In the Bible passage from James 1:19, James recommends that we also be listeners-quick to listen, slow to speak. We are reminded that it is better to listen and enter into the other’s pain in order to understand. Only then can we respond with genuine compassion.
The heart of Stephen Ministry is “Christ Caring for People Through People”. Being a good listener is the first step in this process. Only after we have listened will we know how to respond, when or if to respond, and what not to say.
Join the Stephen Leaders for an eight week series , “Ministry of Presence - Practicing the Art of Listening and Supporting Others”. This series is based on Stephen Ministry’s The Art of Listening and on the books, The Good Listener, and Don’t Sing Songs To A Heavy Heart.* Listening skills and how to relate to those who are suffering are the skills that will be discusssed and practiced.
Rebecca Bailey, Stephen Leader
Your Stephen Leaders: Andrew Kalemkarian
Rev. Nikki Passante
*Purchase of books is not required