What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one, caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through challenging seasons of their lives.
Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness.
Stephen Ministry is a 2-year commitment, and our training class begins January 2018. This 50-hour course teaches such topics as The Art of Listening, Distinctly Christian Care, Assertiveness, Crisis Theory, Boundaries, Confidentiality, as well as how to minister to those experiencing grief or depression.
If this fits your personal goals for ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister.
If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one caregiving ministry, contact Tammas Smith at 407.423.3441 x1455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, fill out the Stephen Ministry application.
How to meet with a Stephen Minister?
When was the last time someone really listened to you? We're talking about that undistracted, full-attention listening. That's one of the ways Stephen Ministers care for others. They bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They use both words and deeds to express Christ's care for others - listening and comforting - calling on the training they've received and employing the tools of faith.
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, we have some waiting to serve you. Contact Tammas Smith at 407.423.3441 x1455 or email@example.com.
Stephen Ministry Testimony
Read a great testimony on how Stephen Ministry can help you and even the Ministers who provide care.