Chaplaincy / Stephen Ministry

The mission of the Chaplaincy Program at Greensboro Urban Ministry is to offer a ministry of presence, pastoral counseling, volunteer service, prayer and worship, teaching, referral, and liaison with local faith communities. We work with guests, clients, volunteers, and staff.

Chaplaincy Program Goals

  • To share the love of God with all we meetRev. Frank Dew, head of the Chaplaincy Program at Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • To connect people without a faith community to local congregations
  • To deepen the spiritual life of the entire community
  • To provide pastoral care and spiritual support for guests, clients, volunteers, and staff
  • To engage volunteers to experience ministry with the poor at a deep level
  • To deepen the spiritual life of the overall ministry
  • To develop relationships and support through greater connections between GUM and the faith communities of Greensboro

Stephen Ministry

A cornerstone of our program is the volunteer Stephen Ministry, which combines good psychology and good theology to prepare people to offer Christian care giving to the guests and clients we serve at Greensboro Urban Ministry.

The Chaplaincy Program is proud to have the opportunity to work with Stephen Ministers from area congregations and students from area divinity schools (Duke, Shaw, and Wake Forest).

Stephen Ministry Training

The 2017-18 Stephen Ministry training class will begin in September. If you are interested in learning more, please make a note of these dates and plan to join us:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.: Information session at  Greensboro Urban Ministry 305 W. Gate City Blvd.

September 5, 2017 to March 6, 2018: Weekly Stephen Ministry training classes, 7-9 p.m. at Grace Community Church (643 W. Gate City Blvd.). Topics include: Listening Skills, Confidentiality, and Crisis Intervention, Working with the Poor and Dealing with Addiction

March 14, 2018 to May 22, 2018: Supervised ministry, serving at Pathways, Weaver House or Partnership Village

May 29, 2018: Stephen Ministers completing training and supervised ministry will be commissioned on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Download these dates and training information by clicking here.

Could You Be a Stephen Minister?

Are you a compassionate listener? Do you have a desire to help the poor and homeless? Would you like to be able to offer effective and caring ministry to those Greensboro Urban Ministry serves? If so, the Stephen Ministry may be for you.

Volunteers who complete their training as a Stephen Minister join an active, caring ministry working under supervision.

Think and pray about this opportunity for service. If you would like to join us, please click on the link below to fill out the online application:

Online Application

For more information, call 336.553.2651 or email us.