WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY?
Our Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are facing a crisis or life challenge, or who are going through a difficult time and could benefit from the care of a supportive Christian friend.
What is a Stephen Minister?
A Stephen Minister is a church member who is trained in compassion and empathetic listening to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life such as grief, divorce, job loss, or illness. LEARN MORE
Your Stephen Minister will walk alongside you, ready to focus on your concerns in a nonjudgmental way. They will faithfully meet with you on a weekly basis for an hour a week for several weeks or months as the need indicates. Stephen Ministers are trustworthy, dependable, confidants who will keep everything you say and even your identity confidential. They will pray and share scripture at your request and show you Christ’s Love. Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists, but have gone through 50+ hours of training.
If you or someone you know is in need of a caring Christian who will listen, empathize, encourage, pray, provide confidential care, and patiently support you as you work through a crisis or difficult time, then contact a Stephen Ministry leader or email the church office at email@example.com.
Want to become a Stephen Minister?
Join us on Dec 9th in the upstairs classroom for one of our two informational meetings about what it means to become a Stephen Minister.
Sign up at The Gathering or online.
"In my darkest hour after my wife passed my Stephen Minister showed me that I could still be loved by God. He helped me to renew my Faith and find hope when I thought there was none."
"My Stephen minister was so helpful to me. She just listened each week and prayed with me. I was able to share life and my stresses without feeling like she was trying to fix things."