Stephen Ministry

A Stephen Minister is….

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.
  • A congregational 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 the care receiver for as long as there is a need.

Who can use a Stephen Minister?

We all experience challenges in lifetimes 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….

  • The loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Unemployment or job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging process and all of the emotional & physical conditions
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation jitters

If you would like to meet with a Stephen Minister contact the church office at (574) 533-9518.