“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support to individuals experiencing issues such as:
- Loss of a loved one
- Divorce or separation
- Loneliness or discouragement
- Spiritual crisis
- A terminal illness
- A chronic illness
- Family concerns
- Normal life challenges
- Role adjustment & lifestyle changes
- Job loss or unemployment
Stephen Ministers are specially trained lay ministers who provide confidential one-on-one support. Ministers will meet regularly, privately and with the same gender.
An intake by a Stephen Ministry Leader is required first, and then a Stephen Minister is assigned if the intake determines the need is one the ministry can assist.
All conversations and work of Stephen Ministry are confidential. Your name is never known except to the intake Leader and the assigned Stephen Minister. Developing trust is essential so the person requesting a Stephen Minister will feel comfortable and free in saying whatever is needed with confidence. Click on the link at the top of this page for our brochure.