What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one lay caring ministry that provides high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people struggling with a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment
What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care for hurting people. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
A Stephen Minister begins a confidential relationship when he or she is matched with a person experiencing a life crisis. The Stephen Minister then meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The caring relationship lasts as long as the person is in need of care.