Our Stephen Ministry exists to serve God by bringing Christ's healing love to hurting people,
no matter their religious affiliation, by providing one-to-one, confidential Christian care
to those experiencing life's challenges and difficulties.
"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ"
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers - Stephen Ministers - to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministers are laypeople - Christian men and women- trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Stephen Ministers are frequently called "after people".
To read about Stephen Ministry in Catholic Churches:
Here’s why Stephen Ministers frequently say that about their training:
Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.
You gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.
You develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
You deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.
You feel a special bond with those in your class—experiencing real Christian community.
Stephen Minister training is a lot of fun!
TO THE WORLD YOU MAY BE ONE PERSON
BUT TO ONE PERSON YOU MAY BE THE WORLD