Become a Stephen Minister
Want to know what it's like to be a Stephen Minister? Read this inspiring true story and learn more.
"Real Men, Real Ministry, Real Difference", by Joel Bretscher
FBC Stephen Ministers: Who are they?
- Christ-follower's who call Fellowship their church home
- Men and women from all walks and seasons of life
- Imperfect people growing in their walk with Christ
- Feel called by God to care for others
- Have a heart for the hurting
Four Steps to Becoming a Stephen Minister:
Step 1: Contact the ministry office at 770.641.5602. Our Stephen Ministry Coordinator, will be happy to answer any questions you have about becoming a Stephen Minister.
Step 2: Complete and turn in the Stephen Minister application, spiritual gifts inventory, personality profile and background check. Once received, our Coordinator will contact you to set up an interview with the Stephen Ministry Leadership Team.
Step 3: Attend an interview with the Leadership Team to clarify the calling and mutually agree on next steps in becoming a Stephen Minister.
Step 4: Upon acceptance, he or she is required to attend training that begins with a weekend retreat in January and continues to meet every Wednesday through May. After completion of the training, each minister is commissioned before the church body and is ready to begin a caring relationship (man-to-man, woman-to-woman).
Stephen Ministers are asked to serve for an initial 2-year period (with optional annual renewal), and required to attend peer supervision, continuing education meetings and optional fun social events. Participation in these activities gives Stephen Ministers a sense of community and accountability as they minister to hurting people and care for each other.
Contact Michelle Rutledge, Stephen Ministry Coordinator