Getting Older

It seems like yesterday when you were just beginning a family, just starting your career. Now you’re retired, and the children are scattered, out on their own. You feel useless sometimes. It’s hard to fill the empty hours. A Stephen Minister would like to be there for you. As a caring Christian friend, your Stephen Minister will listen as you sort through your feelings and find new resources for your life.
 
If you feel the need for this kind of care or know someone who does and would like to learn more about Stephen Ministry, please email stephenministry@peaceaustin.org with your contact information or call the church office and a Stephen Leader will contact you.

During this period of social distancing, we can provide care by telephone, video conferencing, or other methods needed to maintain social distance.

There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties such as:
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Divorce
  • Job Loss
  • Disability
  • Loneliness
  • Cancer
  • Imprisonment
  • Infertility
  • Deployment
  • Caregiving…
God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. That’s why God has brought us together in worship — and why we have Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of training to minister to people inside and outside of our congregation who are experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life. Every week, a Stephen Minister will meet with you — privately and confidentially — to listen, care, encourage, support, and reflect Christ’s presence in your life.
 
If you’d like to learn more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or someone else (inside or outside our congregation), please email us with your contact information or call the church office and and a Stephen Leader will contact you.
 
During this period of social distancing, we can provide care by telephone, video conferencing, or other methods needed to maintain social distance.