Stephen Ministry

What Is Stephen Ministry?

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

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.


How Stephen Ministry Works

The best way to understand how Stephen Ministry works is to learn about people involved in this ministry: Stephen Ministers, and care receivers. To see more about becoming a Stephen Minister or find out more about receiving care from a Stephen Minister, choose the topic from the box at the left


What do Stephen Ministers do?