Lay Health Advocate Lay health advocates are part of a wider health education program that focuses on a specific health concern in the community. The advocate's job is to reinforce the helping functions already being carried out in the church. An advocate is already well respected and listened to by a cross-section of the congregation, and selected by church leadership.
A lay health promoter may provide:
- Screening and monitoring for chronic health conditions
- Health education
- Referrals to resources
- Support group organization
Contact Congregational Ministries for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Ministers are people who are trained for caring ministries through the Stephen Series courses. This training equips them to respond to people who are
- In crisis
- Need additional support
- Experiencing particular stresses such as sickness, family crisis, unemployment, financial concerns, loneliness, and aging
Visit the Stephen Ministries website for more information.
BeFriender Ministry is a means by which congregations empower and equip volunteer lay people to meet the ever growing need for pastoral care. The National BeFriender Ministry provides both leadership training and program components for a lay ministry of pastoral care.
Visit the BeFriender Ministry website for more information.