PT 948, 949 Stephen Ministries 1-2 credits

Taken as an alternative for PT 950, 951 Field Experience, this supervised ministry involves training lay ministers in appropriate listening and Christ centered caring skills. The certified Stephen Ministry Training Program schedule usually involves evening meetings from November through March. It involves a total of 50 hours of classroom and on-site training with additional time spent completing chapter readings and some written assignments (about 1-1.5 hours per week). The total time commitment of 90 hours for two semesters is equivalent to PT 950-51.