Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

One – to – One Ministry by trained, caring Lay Ministers who have responded to Christ’s call to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Gal. 6:2

What is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is…

  • A child of God who walks beside a hurting person
  • A caring Christian friend who really listens
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care

A Stephen Minister is not…

  • A counselor or therapist
  • A problem solver
  • A casual visitor

What is Stephen Ministry for?

  • Loneliness
  • Loss of a spouse
  • Retirement changes
  • Unemployment
  • Despair
  • Childbirth
  • Hospitalization
  • Separation and divorce
  • Grief
  • Terminal illness
  • Being shut-in
  • Most of life’s struggles

What does Stephen Ministry provide?

  • Someone who cares
  • Someone who supports
  • Someone who listens
  • Someone who shares

How can you be involved?

  • Do you have the gift of mercy, encouragement, or intercession?
  • Pray for our Stephen Ministers
  • Help us stay sensitive to those who need caring support
  • Help make others aware of the support system that is available
  • Consider God’s direction as to whether you should become a Stephen Minister

Who can benefit?

Anyone going through difficult times who needs someone to care, listen, and share God’s love with them on a one-to-one confidential basis.