What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry glorifies God by equipping God’s people to share Christ’s love through one-to-one distinctly Christian care to individuals who are experiencing life’s challenges and difficulties.
A Stephen Minister Is. . .
- A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
- A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his or her gifts
- A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
- Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver; meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need
Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Tough Times
We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a care and support. Stephen Ministers are prepared to provide the emotional and spiritual care needed when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as: