Request a Stephen Minister
What Is A Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministry is caring ministry which enables people who are hurting to meet with a Stephen Minister who will listen without judging and will support without lecturing. Stephen Ministry equips a team of lay caregivers with training, resources and support to provide on-going care for people going through crisis. Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support for people struggling with divorce, severe illness, job loss, loneliness, disability, depression, relocation and other life difficulties.
Stephen Ministry is not a cure-all; the care-giving and receiving relationship that it fosters, however, can help you persevere in the midst of a struggle. Stephen Ministry relationships are strictly confidential: only the care-giver, care-recipient, and the Stephen Ministry coordinator know of the relationship’s existence.
What Happens When I Ask for Help?
When you ask for help from a Stephen Minister, a Stephen Leader will contact you to discuss what Stephen Ministry can be for you. If your needs can be best served by a Stephen Minister, you will be matched with someone who will support you through your trial. Confidentiality is a top priority for us, so you do not need to be concerned that others will discover what you and your Stephen minister discuss.
Become a Stephen Minister
Training classes for Stephen Ministry are held once a year beginning in January. Recruiting spotlight tables occur in October with interviews and information sessions in November and December. Please contact Bob Hipple, 757-229-5055, , for more information.