Christian caregiving workshop set

Christian caregiving is the topic of an upcoming half-day workshop at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken on April 14.

Three sessions will highlight the role of Stephen Ministry, named for St. Stephen, in which lay people in the church care for those experiencing grief, job loss, illness, crisis or other difficulties. The sessions preview future training opportunities with Stephen Ministry and cover topics like “Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief” and “How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way.”

More than 10,000 congregations representing 150 denominations worldwide use the Stephen Series for training and organizing lay people for ministry, according to the non-profit behind the training, Stephen Ministries St. Louis.

The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. April 14. The cost is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation.

For more information or to register for the Stephen Ministry workshop, call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600, or register online at



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