What is the Stephen Ministry?
Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
A Stephen Minister is...
o A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role
A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
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
Are you facing a tough time?
We all experience challenges in life- times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:
Loss of a loved one
Divorce or separation
Loneliness or discouragement
Unemployment or job crisis
A terminal illness
Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
A chronic illness
Recovery after an accident or disaster
And many more
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private.
Please fill out the form to be connected to one of our pastors.