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.
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.