Thursday, May 23, 2019

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We have been keeping the congregation abreast of our Stephen Ministry training. Now that we have completed the 50 hours required to become Stephen Ministers, you may be interested in learning more about Stephen Ministry.

The Stephen Ministry logo is a recognizable symbol that reminds members of the important caregiving provided by Stephen Ministry at HHBC. It is a visual depiction of the story of a care receiver’s journey from brokenness to wholeness through the transforming power of the cross of Jesus. It serves as a simple reminder that it is not the Stephen Minister who restores a person to wholeness. A person can be made whole only through the cross of Jesus. The logo’s most dominant feature is the cross of Jesus. It reminds us that Christ is at the center of Stephen Ministry and all Stephen Ministry relationships. Stephen Ministry provides distinctively Christian caregiving.

The broken person behind the cross symbolizes how we are all broken people, broken by our own sin and imperfections. The whole person in front of the cross signifies the wholeness we encounter through the transforming power of the cross of Jesus. It is only through Jesus and his life, death on the cross and resurrection that broken people can be made whole.

The circle is a symbol of God’s eternal and never-ending love for us. God’s love surrounds us, holds us, heals us, with the cross of Jesus at the center of that love. God’s Son allowed himself to be broken on the cross to save us from our sin and give us the opportunity to be restored to wholeness through Him.

Keep us in your prayers as we embark on the next phase of our call to ministry. 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.