Stephen Ministry

 

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ 

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.
 
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 below. 

Stephen Ministers - Lay caregivers trained in the congregation by Stephen Leaders.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour.  Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
Care Receivers - People going through tough times who are being cared for by Stephen Ministers.