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What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

Who’s Involved in Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Leaders are church staff, lay leaders, and pastors trained at a Leader’s Training Course to provide ongoing leadership for their congregation’s Stephen Ministry.

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What are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour.


Without my Stephen Minister I would not be where I am today. Some time ago I was in a miserable situation and needed to make decisions about my future and that of my family. I felt that any decision I made would be wrong in God’s eyes. With the support of my Stephen Minister I realized that God loved me and I found the courage to make critical decisions and move on. Life is still stressful but now several years later I have a supportive husband and safe and loving home for my children and I don’t feel alone and tormented."


Do you want to seek help from a Stephen Minister? Talk with one of St. Luke's Pastors or Contact the Referral Coordinator below.

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