We all go through times in our life when we could benefit from a little extra care and attention. Stephen Ministers are laypeople – Christian men and women – trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality — a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
Stephen Ministers are often referred to as the “after people.” After the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you, or after the last child drives away and the house suddenly seems empty. Whether you are experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge or simply going through a tough time, Stephen Ministry is here to help. Each member of the EBC Stephen Ministry team has received a minimum of 50 hours of caregiving training and will meet with you regularly to listen, care, encourage, support and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life.
If you would like to learn more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or someone you know, please contact a member of the Stephen Ministry Leadership Team.
Sarah Beth Davis
*To make a referral for yourself or someone you know, please contact Joyce Setchfield at 882-2188.
Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend.
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You will find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief.
After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.
Often, friends and family want to help you but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
GriefShare is a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare at www.griefshare.org
Your Journey From Mourning to Joy with Emerywood Baptist Church will begin Wednesday evening, August 9, with orientation and registration and will continue each Wednesday thereafter through November 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will meet in Room 223, 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Follow the signs for parking and to the room.
Nursery and Childcare are available with a notice of 5 working days.
There will be a $20 fee payable in one lump sum or weekly; scholarships are available.
To pre-register or make inquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime or call 336-885-6016 Monday- Friday.
GriefShare will be offered again beginning
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 9:30-11:30 a.m.