Stephen Ministers are members of your congregation trained to provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care. They have a compassionate heart for those who are hurting, and they’re equipped with caring ministry skills by your congregation’s Stephen Leaders. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week to listen, care, pray, encourage, and offer emotional and spiritual support.
Loss of a Home
The Onset of a Disability
Any Other Life Struggles
Contact the church and ask for a referral to a Stephen Minister. A Stephen Minister leader will contact you and guide you through the process.
If you have a heart for reaching out to hurting people, first pray about the opportunity to serve God as in the Stephen Ministry and let the Holy Spirit lead you. Then contact the church and ask to talk with a Stephen Ministry Leader.
Stephen Ministry supports your pastor by deepening, expanding, and extending the caring capacity of your church. A team of Stephen Ministers, along with a pastor, provides ongoing care for more people than the pastor could provide alone. This also frees your pastor to invest more time in other important ministry areas.
In Acts 6, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the time of the Apostles, caring ministry has been considered a hallmark pf the Christian faith community.