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What is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is . . .

  • a child of God who walks beside a hurting person;
  • a caring Christian friend who really listens;
  • a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care.

A Stephen Minister is NOT . . .

  • a counselor or therapist;
  • a problem-solver;
  • a casual visitor.

 

Stephen Ministry helps meet the needs of individuals who are:

 

  • hospitalized;
  • terminally ill;
  • bereaved;
  • in a job crisis;
  • unemployed;
  • retired
  • new members of the church;
  • disabled;
  • homebound;
  • lonely;
  • widowed;
  • discouraged;
  • adjusting to the birth of a child;
  • unable to have a baby;
  • the family or friend of someone experiencing a crisis;
  • in a spiritual crisis; or
  • looking for a caring Christian friend