What Is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry based on the Stephen Series system. It was founded in 1975, and since then one-and-a-half-million people have had a Stephen Minister to walk with them and provide confidential Christian care during tough times.
How Does It Work?
A trained Stephen Minister is matched with a person experiencing a life crisis. They meet with the Care Receiver to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. He/she 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.
In Need of A Stephen Minister?
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Recognizing that many of us come to a point in our lives when we are struggling to sort things out, Stephen Ministers are available to be God’s listening presence.
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, please contact Dan Wild at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Leaders establish and direct Stephen Ministry in our congregation. They build awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community, recruit and train Stephen Ministers, meet with potential care receivers to assess their needs, match care receivers with Stephen Ministers, provide Stephen Ministers with ongoing supervision and continuing education.
Holy Trinity Lutherans Stephen Leader