What is Stephen Ministry? Stephen Ministry is an extension of our congregation's care ministry. What is a Stephen Minister? A Stephen Minister is foremost a Christian. A Stephen Minister is a caring, loving person who is trained to listen, to encourage, and to offer hope. A Stephen Minister knows how to pray with and for the hurting person. A Stephen Minister can help direct a person in crisis to other resources. A Stephen Minister holds his/her care giving relationship in confidence. Who can benefit from the Stephen Ministry? people who are hospitalized, the terminally ill, those mourning the death of a loved one, persons who are separated or in the process of divorce, the lonely or depressed, individuals who have lost their jobs, individuals in spiritual crisis, and many other "crisis" events and situations in life.
A Stephen Minister is a Care Giver - not a Cure Giver. For more information on our Stephen Ministry program, please contact Pastor Jon. For more information on Stephen Ministry in general visit: www.stephenministries.org