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.
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).
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.
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:
For more information, call 336.553.2651 or email us.