First Covenant Church in Oakland, in partnership with First Pres Berkeley, is offering Stephen Ministry training starting in January 2022. The weekly class will take place on Saturdays from January 8 to June 4, from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one confidential Christian care to people going through life’s difficulties. After completing an initial training course, Stephen Ministers are supported through a peer supervision process and continuing education. We invite you to prayerfully consider whether God may be calling you to this meaningful journey of training and service as a Stephen Minister.

If you previously served as a Stephen Minister and want to serve again, we invite you to join us in the training class to refresh your skills and knowledge. The curriculum continues to be updated with useful resources to help you provide the best possible care.

If you might be interested in taking this course, we’d love to speak with you more and answer any questions you may have. Please reach out to Mark Stryker personally or email caring@fpcberkeley.org.

The deadline for applications is December 6, 2021.