Pregnancy Resource Center Chaplain
Spiritual Formation Training for PRC Ministries
Equipping PRC Staff for Sustained Ministry
Encouragement, Instruction, Devotional Guidance, Ministry Practice & Pastoral Care
Craig has been a true blessing to this ministry and me personally. His work here goes so far beyond our weekly Bible study and prayer meeting. He is a strong advocate for the pro-life movement. The support he lends beyond his time in the center, especially in terms of prayer, has been incredible. We ask, and he steps up. We thank God often for his wisdom, prayer covering, and for his leadership and willingness to hold us accountable. He is a true leader in the pro-life movement!
-- Dee Spruce, Director of the Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center & Clinic
Craig led our staff and volunteers in a spiritual retreat on the topic of spiritual warfare. We didn’t know what to expect, nor did we anticipate the blessing we would receive, or how much we needed the retreat. The scriptures and prayers Craig presented spoke directly to our needs, and we continue to refer to them. The entire retreat was led by the Holy Spirit.
--Virginia Roberson, Director of Your Choice Resource Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Spiritual Blessings & Insights
Our Lord cares tremendously about the Pregnancy Resource Center staff and ministry. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are committed to strengthening and equipping staff for fruitful and effective work. The Holy Spirit will use this training as an opportunity to minister to your staff in particular areas of concerns. The PRC ministries flow from the very heart of God. I believe he wants his kingdom to be established at each center and will be present to bring it about through this training ministry.
--Rev. Dr. Craig Stephans, PRC Chaplain
The Rev. Dr. Craig Stephans
A Heart for the PRC Ministry and Staff
Craig Stephans has served as a pastor for a decade in Camden, NC. For the past seven years, he has also served as Chaplain to the Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center in Elizabeth City, NC. He leads a weekly time of devotion for the staff and volunteers that includes prayer, reflection on Scripture, pastoral care and counsel. In completing his Doctorate in Ministry through Asbury Theological Seminary, Craig developed a six-hour training workshop in spiritual formation for pregnancy resource centers as his dissertation project. Through his own training, experience and education in ministry, Craig has been especially equipped to provide ministry to center staff. Craig has trained staff at several centers on topics related to practicing healthy Christian faith that sustains the ministry of life.
Craig is the author of three books including the recently published To Be Silent: The Too Busy Church, a book aimed to help readers develop their relationship with the Lord through spiritual disciplines. In addition to his Doctorate from Asbury, Craig has Master Degrees in Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry and in Counseling from The Citadel where he also received his undergraduate degree. Craig has been married to Missy since 1991 and has two children, Madeline and Jack.
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Training Topics Aimed Specifically at PRC Staff
• Biblically-based and Holy Spirit-led ministry to staff and volunteers
• Education and reflection on Biblical foundations for the ministry of life
• Understanding the spiritual opposition to the ministry of life
• Training for and engaging in spiritual warfare
• Developing and maintaining a personal devotional life to sustain the ministry for life
• Facilitating the kingdom of God at the pregnancy resource center
• Teaching on healthy boundaries for relationships
• Implementing a center Chaplaincy position
Ministry / training sessions can be conducted as half-day or full-day retreats. Craig can also develop workshop sessions or lead a devotional time for staff and volunteers.
Elizabeth City, NC