Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from the support of Christian compassionate care. Stephen Ministers are gifted, called, and committed individuals who come alongside others in our church and the wider community. They serve as an extension of pastoral care, providing confidential one-to-one support at no cost. Our Stephen Ministers are equipped through an extensive training course that is Christ-centered, Spirit-guided, and biblically based.

If you or someone you know might benefit from receiving care from a Stephen Minister, please contact Kay Ferguson, Stephen Ministry Coordinator, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 274 or

Stephen Ministry Training Course

This training course teaches principles and skills to equip you to provide quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care. Your faith will be deepened as you learn and practice listening, caring, and loving others who need to be heard and valued. These relational and caring skills can be applied to all aspects of life.

Dates: Thursdays, September 13, 2018–May 2, 2019 (no class 11/22, 12/13–1/3, and 4/18)
Time: 6:30–9 pm
Location: Room G208, Geneva Hall
Cost: $200
Registration: Download and complete a class application. Application form and payment must be received before August 31. Please send to First Pres Caring Ministries, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704. Checks payable to FPCB.
Questions? Please email Kay Ferguson at

Stephen Ministry Refresher Course

For all those who have taken the Stephen Ministry Life Skills class and would like a refresher, this course may be for you.

What: Stephen Ministry Refresher Course
When: 2nd & 4th Mondays, July 23–November 26, 6:45–9 pm (active Stephen Ministers 6:45–8:30 pm)
Where: G202, Geneva Hall
To Sign up: Please go to refresher course to print out an application. All applications due by July 20, 2018.
Questions? Contact David Wagner at or 510.280.6141.