It is expected that congregations send a pastor and two to four lay leaders for the training.
For more information about Stephen Ministries, please go to their website at www.stephenministries.org. For training course information and to receive a registration packet, call Stephen Ministries at 314.428.2600.
The synod scholarship program will provide the following:
1. $800 scholarship per lay leader, available for up to three lay leaders per congregation. Additional $285 scholarship per lay leader for non-commuters will be added.
2. $1,000 per congregation toward your congregation’s enrollment in the Stephen Series, if not currently enrolled. The Leader’s Training Course is designed for congregations enrolled in the Stephen Series.
3. $400 travel assistance per lay person for up to three people for Hawaii congregations.
The annual application period is September 1 to January 1. Funds are distributed in January. The 2019 Matthew 25 Grant application form will be posted here on September 1, 2019.