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 2019-2020 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 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.: Information session at Greensboro Urban Ministry 305 W. Gate City Blvd.
September 10, 2019 to March 3, 2020: Weekly Stephen Ministry training classes, 7-9 p.m. at Greensboro Urban Ministry (305 W. Gate City Blvd.). Topics include: Listening Skills, Confidentiality, and Crisis Intervention, Working with the Poor and Dealing with Addiction
March 10, 2020 to April 28, 2020: Supervised ministry, serving at Pathways, Weaver House or Partnership Village
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.
For more information, call 336.553.2650 or email us.