What is the Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister Is...

A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting. 
A congregation member with gifts for care-giving who is 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 his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully weekly, for as long as there is a need.

“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other”

— 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Are you facing a tough time?

We all experience challenges in life. Times 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: 
 Loss of a loved one
 Divorce or separation
 Loneliness or discouragement
 Spiritual crisis
 Unemployment or job crisis
 A terminal illness
 Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
 A chronic illness
 Recovery after an accident or disaster
 And many more

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry.  The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private. 

We invite you to fill out the form below to be connected to our stephen ministry pastor. 

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