What Is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that provides confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister provides care to one person at a time. Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”