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Lay Advocate

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:

Contact Congregational Ministries for more information: congmin@gbgm-umc.org

Stephen Ministers

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

Visit the Stephen Ministries website for more information.

BeFriender Ministry

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.