Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation. After being matched with a person experiencing a life crisis, the Stephen Minister meets with that person to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support.
Stephen Ministers or “Care Givers” as they are commonly called, are matched with “Care Receivers” in a one on one relationship. The information shared is confidential and protected. We have a structured supervision check in schedule, but at no time are names discussed. The only one who knows who is in relationships are the Pastor and our Referral Coordinator.
If you have a need, or know of someone who is hurting, please contact the church office to be connected with our Stephen Ministry Referral Coordinator. To learn more about the program and view some stories about it, please see the national website here: https://www.stephenministries.org/default.cfm