The purpose of Stephen Ministries is to equip lay people to provide one-to-one confidential Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
The Stephen Ministry Leadership team trains Stephen Ministers in an 8-week course on providing distinctively Christian care. Once Stephen Ministers are trained and commissioned they will be available for matching them with a care receiver who is experiencing a difficult challenge in their life. The two will meet once a week or every other week for as long as the caring relationship is needed. Any person desiring a Stephen Minister can contact one of our pastors. Friends may invite a person to experience the gift of having a Stephen Minister walk with them during their difficult season. All caring relationships are strictly confidential and for the sole purpose of providing support and encouragement to the care receiver. We also are enlisting the support of prayer warriors to commit to praying for the ministry, the leaders and the Stephen Ministers.
Contact: Barb Bradford or Reneé Schulz