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
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...
- 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...
Stephen Ministry Leaders at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church...
"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2