Stephen Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will
fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

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

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

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.” 
Romans 10:15