Stephen Ministers are carefully trained lay members of the congregation who provide completely confidential, one-on-one spiritual care and support to those who are looking for encouragement and guidance in a time of need.
Do I really need help?
- Am I hurting?
- Do I need to make a big decision?
- Have I suffered a loss?
- Do I feel overwhelmed?
- Is life getting me down?
- Do I have a lot of questions for God?
- Do I ever feel like I just want someone to listen?
- Are there too many changes?
If you answer yes to any of these questions a Stephen Minister may be able to help. Though Stephen Ministers are not counselors, therapists, problem solvers or casual visitors, they will visit with you weekly, listen, pray with and for you, and offer encouragement. Stephen Ministers are caring, supportive Christian people who have been trained in how to provide distinctively one-on-one confidential care.
Comments from Care Receivers
“I didn’t know what to expect from my Stephen Minister, but he put me at ease.
I knew I could trust him. He showed me how to work things out for myself and had the patience to let me do it.”
“I wanted answers, and she asked questions. She knew how to see things in a new way, and her questions helped me find my own answers.”