The Stephen Series provides congregations with the structure, training, and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry, called “Stephen Ministry”. The Stephen Ministers provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis of life challenge. Stephen Ministers typically are assigned one care receiver at a time and meet with that person for about one hour each week. Stephen Ministers usually serve for two years, which includes an initial 50 hours of training followed by twice-monthly supervision and continuing education sessions. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it.
What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained in the congregation by their Stephen Leaders to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people. These are people with a compassionate heart who’ve been equipped with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support when someone is in need. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week.
Would you like to become a Stephen Minister or learn more about the Stephen Ministry program?For more information, please contact Sarah Callow at firstname.lastname@example.org.