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.

The Goals of the Chaplaincy program are to: 1) Share the love of God with all we meet  2) To connect people without a faith community to local congregations 3) To deepen the spiritual life of the entire community  4) To provide pastoral care and spiritual support for guests, clients, volunteers, and staff 5) To engage volunteers to experience ministry with the poor at a deep level 6) To deepen the spiritual life of the overall ministry 7) To develop relationships and support through greater connections between GUM and the faith communities of Greensboro

 Chaplain Andrei Spells                     Chaplain Helen McLaughlin

Stephen Ministry

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.

The Chaplaincy Program offers you the opportunity to fulfill your desire to be with those living in poverty and experiencing homelessness by being trained as a Stephen Minister and working alongside Stephen Ministers from other congregations. Training classes are held annually. Think and pray about this opportunity to serve.  Click on the link below to find out more about this year’s class schedule.  Some examples of the training topics are:

  • Listening Skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working with the Poor
  • Dealing with Addiction

After training is completed, GUM Chaplains and Stephen Ministers provide spiritual care through worship services, support groups, individual counseling, community outreach and more.

If you are interested in serving as a Stephen Minister, please CLICK HERE.

 One of the GUM Chaplains will follow up with you.  You can also call the GUM Chaplaincy office for more information, 336.271.5959 ext 325 & 326 or email us.