Community of Hope International is an ecumenical lay pastoral care ministry that is similar to Stephen’s Ministry. Like other lay pastoral care ministries, you will be provided the training and skills you need to compliment the gifts you bring to this ministry.
Community of Hope International equips lay people to serve in all forms of pastoral care. Pastoral care is when a person is being “present” in a listening, compassionate, non-controlling manner to an individual or group for the purpose of consciously or unconsciously representing God to them and seeking to respond to their spiritual needs.
Through ongoing, spiritual formation and practical lessons on care giving, members learn to match theological insights and spiritual practices with their experiences of ministering to others and giving spiritual guidance.
If you are interested in joining our Community of Hope Ministry, please fill out the form below. Once we have the training dates, times, and places, you will receive additional information via email.
Thank you for being willing to serve our parish in this way!