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.


The Stephen Ministry trainees continued our study of how to be an assertive Christian in Module #6: Assertiveness – Relating Gently and Firmly, Part 2, based on the book, Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be an Assertive Christian. Kam Cook acted as facilitator in this module which taught us how to make and respond assertively to requests by Care Receivers. We also learned how to deal assertively with anger, both our own and that which we may encounter in care receivers. In our final activity, we learned how to assertively express and receive compliments and appreciation by citing at least one characteristic we admire about our fellow Stephen Minister trainees.