What is Stephen Ministry?

If you or someone you know is in need of this type of care, please feel free to reach out to us and we can discuss whether Stephen Ministry may be the right fit for your needs.
Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.  Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry.  The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.

We all experience challenges in life and at those times, we could benefit from care and support.  Stephen Ministers listen, care, encourage and provide the emotional and spiritual support we need when faced with a crisis or tough times such as:
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Many other life challenges

Are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister?

This program is a powerful way for individuals to provide confidential, one-to-one care to those who are going through difficult times.  As a Stephen Minister, you offer emotional and spiritual support to individuals in our church and community who are struggling with life's challenges. If you are looking for a way to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others and are interested in this ministry, we invite you to learn more about this transformative program.  Stephen Ministers are required to complete 50 hours of training which is spread out over several months. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister,  the next training will begin on September 30th.

What Do I Do Next?
First, pray about the opportunity to serve as a Stephen Minister. Seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance and consider how God might be calling you to ministry.

Then, talk with the Stephen Leaders at our church about applying for our training class on September 30th. They’ll let you know what the next steps are and, if you’re selected. God bless you as you prayerfully consider becoming a part of this crucial caring ministry!