Recognizing that God is the ultimate Cure Giver, the Mission of the Highland Hills Baptist Church Stephen Ministry is to serve God and bring Christ’s healing love to individuals who are experiencing life’s challenges through confidential, non-judgmental, one-on-one Christian care.
PROCESS VS. RESULTS IN CAREGIVING
Module #5: Process vs. Results in Caregiving fits well into the journey on which Jake is leading us during this season of Epiphany. This is the “aha” moment in the training series.
The key understanding of Module #5 is that we are not expected to (nor can we) “fix” whatever problems our care receivers might have. Stephen Leader facilitator John Jarrard helped us learn the difference between our role as caregivers and God’s role as the Curegiver. This establishment of roles is what makes Stephen Ministry possible, although the concept is counter to our results oriented society. Stephen Ministry caring is a process in which the caregiver listens and supports the care receiver as she/he works through his/her problems; it is through the grace of God that the care receiver is healed.
Please keep our Stephen Ministry trainees in your prayers as we learn to acknowledge that God is the Curegiver; the Stephen Minister is the caregiver. Grant us the patience to allow His healing to “fix” the problem, not us as Stephen Ministers.