“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”
Stephen Ministry is a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—who are trained to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.
Stephen Ministers are often called the After People. They are there...
...after the phone call you hoped you’d never get.
...after the divorce papers are signed and the bottom falls out of your life.
...after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions come crashing in on you.
...after the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.”
...after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away.
...after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you--or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives--and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.
We know it can be difficult to ask for help. It can be even more difficult to share your feelings, but Stephen Ministry is a safe place to share your heart with conficdence and receive the care you need. This care is entirely confidential—no one knows the identity of a care receiver except for their Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired them together.
Below we have included some stories of care receivers who willingly volunteered to share their stories.
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.
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.