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Stephen Ministry



What is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister Is ...

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • Someone who will "be there" for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there's a need

"Therefore encourage one another and build up each other" 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Stephen Ministry Is Your Ministry

You play an important role in our Stephen Ministry. Here's what you can do:
  • Pray for God to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry.
  • Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn't expect you to bear your burdens alone.
  • Tell a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.
  • If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. 

 Stephen Ministry Leaders Are...

Trained leaders in our congregation who oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry.
  • If you--or someone you know--could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister... 
  • If you are interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister...
  • If you have any other questions about Stephen Ministry...
 with one of our Stephen Leaders

Stephen Ministry Leaders at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church...

To be announced


"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2