During her 12
years as a Stephen Leader, Donna Anderson* worked
hard to establish a sound network of Stephen
Ministry congregations in her area. She's
convinced of the immense value of networking.
"I'm a firm
believer in networking," Donna said. "Not only
are we able to get referrals from other
churches, or 'borrow' Stephen Ministers when we
have more needs than we can meet, it provides a
great source of support and encouragement for
Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers alike.
Networking helps with so many things--with
retreats, continuing education, getting guest
speakers. It creates a vibrant community among
Stephen Ministry congregations in the same