Stephen Ministry

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” - Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers — called Stephen Ministers — to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centred care to people who are hurting.
 
Attributes of Stephen Ministry include: 
  • It is a confidential ministry.
  • Men are matched with men, women with women.
  • The responsibility of the Stephen Minister is not to solve the care receiver’s problems, but to be a caring listener as they talk about their feelings concerning some of the things that are of vital importance to them.
  • Placement of a particular Stephen Minister with his or her care receiver is always prayerfully considered.
  • Stephen Ministers meet together once a month for peer supervision and ongoing training. 
If you find yourself in difficult circumstances and are considering the care of a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Michele or email  .

(Photo taken at the Stephen's Ministry Commissioning on 19 May, 2019)

Stephen Ministry commissioning, 19 May, 2019

Visit the Stephen Ministry website for video testimonials and more: www.stephenministries.org.