Stephen Ministry


Stephen Ministry

A Confidential Lay Ministry

 Christ Caring for People Through People 

Who May Need a Stephen Minister

People who are dealing with:

  • Illness/hospitalization
  • Chronic illness
  • An ill family member
  • Family frustrations and challenges
  • Moving ransitions
  • Loneliness
  • Death or serious loss
  • Divorce
  • Pregnancy/adoption
  • A disability
  • A disabled family member
  • Terminal illness
  • Self-esteem
  • Job loss
  • Financial setbacks
  • Aging and elderly
  • Faith issues
  • Major change in their lives
  • Other concerns

What Does a Stephen Minister Do?

  • Listens
  • Encourages
  • Keeps confidence
  • Prays
  • Supports
  • Walks beside a hurting person

Stephen Ministers are committed Christians who…

  • Receive extensive training in caregiving skills
  • Visit another person regularly
  • Are committed to confidentiality
  • Listens to your concerns

Stephen Ministers are NOT…

  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Problem solvers
  • Casual visitors


If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister, contact the church office for more information or to be referred to a Stephen Leader.