Shepherd of Peace Church

Rev. Ben Perkins * Sgt Bluff, IA * 712-943-4502

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Stephen Ministry was chartered and established at Shepherd of Peace
in Sergeant Bluff, IA when founding leaders Diane Clark and Pastor Tim Schiller
attended certification training in Missouri and Texas in 2014.

The founding class of Stephens Ministers began their training in January 2015
and included: Diane Zanter, Carla Erickson, Sue Mitchell, Mike Zarbano,
Craig & Sue Barnes and Laura Schiller.

This initial class will complete over 50 hours of extensive classroom training
before they are able to begin providing care to individuals in need of support. 

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers, called 
Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care 
to
people who are hurting.

Stephen Ministers are christian men and women, trained to provide one-to-one
care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss,
chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life.
Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and
care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations
and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister,
or you are interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister or
have any questions about Stephen Ministry

Contact Diane Clark at 712-253-5543 or Clarkdc43@gmail.com



STEPHEN MINISTRY LEADER INSTALLMENT
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Please help us congratulate Diane Zanter on her installment as a
Stephen Minister Leader at Shepherd of Peace!  Diane recently completed her
leadership training in Texas and we could not be more proud of her and
Diane Clark as they work together to provide leadership and direction to a
wonderful team of Stephen Ministers here in Sergeant Bluff!




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Stephen Ministry at Shepherd of Peace Church announces a new continuing education lecture series in 2017.  All lecture series presentations will take place at Shepherd of Peace Church at 203 Port Neal Rd. in Sergeant Bluff. All presentations are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

The first presentation in the series is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00pm with an in-depth look at Human Trafficking and to share information about this problem here in Siouxland. We will have a guest speaker from the Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking.  The agencies mission is to create a cultural change environment by educating and raising awareness about the presence and occurrence of human trafficking in Siouxland for the general public, professionals working with the problem, and its victims and survivors. Human trafficking is forcing people to work or commit prostitution for little or no payment.  It is becoming a large problem in the United States and right here in Sioux City and surrounding communities.

Our lecture series will cover a variety of topics each month throughout 2017 with dates and times to be announced each month on our website at www.shepherdofpeacechurch.com.  Future lecture series topics will include the following with future dates not listed to be announced in advance of the presentation:

  • Human Trafficking                       March 21st
  • Teen Suicide                                April 25th
  • Dealing with Death of a Child     June 6th
  • Dealing with Cancer                    July 11th
  • Sexual Assault                              August 15th
  • Homeless                                      September 12th
  • Coping with a Major Illness        October 17th  
  • Coping with Depression             November 14th

Stephen Ministry at Shepherd of Peace was chartered at Shepherd of Peace in Sergeant Bluff, IA in 2014. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower volunteer caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Stephen Ministers are Christian men and women, trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Stephens Ministers go through an extensive training and will complete over 50 hours of extensive classroom training before they are able to begin providing care to individuals in need of support. 

If you or someone you know could benefit from Stephen Ministries care, you’re interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or have any questions about Stephen Ministry, contact Diane Clark at 712-253-5543 or Clarkdc43@gmail.com

"Love one another as I have loved you" - John 13:34



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THANK YOU
to Penni Chesmore for her presentation on sexual assault
Tuesday 8/15/17 as part of our Stephen Ministry Lecture Series. Penni shared her
personal survival story and more about her mission to provide more in-depth support
for victims of sexual assault.  For more information on this mission you can check out
her Facebook
page below or reach out to Penni via information below:

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"Silence the Silence: Take Back Your Life"
Penni Chesmore

Click here to email  or  Phone: 605-430-8969
https://www.facebook.com/shatterthesilencetakebackyourlife/



"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way
you will fulfill the law of Christ"
- Galations 6:2

"Love one another as I have loved you"
- John 13:34

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