Bluefish are students serving as ministers for the campus community while developing their individual gifts. Each year a new class of Bluefish is trained as Stephen Ministers, an interdenominational system of pastoral caregiving for laypeople used in churches and ministries around the world. The training teaches a biblically-based and psychologically-sound approach to caring ministry. The Bluefish students who are commissioned as Stephen Ministers are prepared and equipped to truly care for the students, faculty, and staff that make up the PC community.
Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, suicide prevention, depression, illness, divorce, relocation, and other life difficulties.
If you have any questions about the program, please come by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life on the 1st floor of Springs across from the prayer room. You can also e-mail Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins (email@example.com), Elizabeth Bagley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Paul Rice (email@example.com), Lucas Pressley (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Chandler Salley (email@example.com).
All of the Stephen Ministers listed below have been through 50 hours of training with even more hands-on experience. They are trained and qualified to walk side-by-side with you as you go through a difficult time. Every Stephen Ministry relationship is completely confidential; nothing you say to your Stephen Minister will ever be repeated. If you ever are in need of a friendly ear to listen or a shoulder to lean on, please reach out to one of the people listed below.
Sammy Kaye Lunsford
Stephen Ministry Website: http://www.stephenministries.org/
PBS Special on Stephen Ministry: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/april-9-2010/stephen-ministry/6044/