Stephen Ministry provides congregations with the training, resources, and ongoing support to organize and equip a team of lay caregivers--called Stephen Ministers--in the congregation. Stephen Ministers are equipped to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around your congregation, thereby extending the caring capacity of the congregation beyond the reach of pastors and deacons.
Stephen Ministers care for people inside and outside the congregation, including those experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, terminal illness, loneliness, spiritual crisis, hospitalization, relocation, and other life difficulties. Men are matched with men, women with women. Caring relationships last for as long as the person needs this level of care.
Have you been struggling with the loss of a loved one, loneliness, cancer, a layoff, relocation, divorce, a spiritual crisis, recuperating, single parenthood or any of countless other life challenges? Stephen Ministers can provide you with the focused care, encouragement and support you need to make it through the crisis. Conversation with a Stephen Minister is confidential.
You can be in touch with our Stephen Ministry Leaders Linda Black
or David Holly
, if you would like to learn more about Stephen Ministry.
The Stephen Ministry website is also a great resource for in-depth information about this network of care; the following entries link to some of the most frequently sought topics on the Stephen Ministry website.
Stephen Ministry Topics