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-centered care to people who are
hurting.

Stephen Ministers are laypeople trained to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care.They have a compassionate heart for those who are hurting, and they’ve been equipped with caring ministry skills by their congregation’s Stephen Leaders. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week to listen, care, pray, encourage, and offer emotional and spiritual support

It is a confidential ministry.  The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.  If anyone wants become a Stephen Minister, we also provide 50 hours training.