Become Involved as a Care Receiver

Everyone goes through difficult times. When this happens, it is helpful to have someone who sincerely cares about you, who will compassionately listen to you, and who will share God's love with you. Having a Stephen Minister can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness that you may be experiencing. If you are faced with major concerns and/or difficulties, consider these questions:

  1. Is life more than I can handle alone right now?
  2. Do I feel like I am losing control of my life and my problems?
  3. Is my health, attitude or relationships with others suffering?
  4. Am I having difficulty adjusting to a new job, change in marital status, serious illness, death of a loved one, or other disruptive event?
  5. Is the stress of caring for someone becoming burdensome?
  6. Do I seek someone who will listen to me without making judgment or giving advice?
  7. Am I hurting?
  8. Am I feeling lonely?
  9. Am I confused about events in my life?
  10.  Do I feel overwhelmed?
  11.  Do I doubt God's presence and love for me?
  12.  Are my job worries getting me down?
  13.  Am I having difficulty making decisions and finding answers?
  14.  Have I recently suffered a personal loss in my life?

Your answers to any of these questions may indicate that a Stephen Minister relationship would be helpful to you. If so, please contact a Stephen Leader: Trish Paul 414-351-2468, Donna Ritke 414-334-0081, or Barb Holzhauer 414-793-6385 or Rev. Julie Sheridan-Schimpf.