Stephen Ministry offers a well-trained team of congregation members (Stephen Ministers) to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christian care to people in the congregation (Care Receivers) experiencing life difficulties.
About Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.
Stephen Ministers are trained by their congregation’s Stephen Leaders using resources from Stephen Ministries St. Louis. The 20 weeks of initial training and monthly continuous education they receive equips them to provide high-quality care to people who are hurting.
Maintaining confidentiality is a crucial part of Stephen Ministry. It is a skill that Stephen Ministers learn to exercise. For Stephen Ministers maintaining confidentiality is an active intentional behavior.
"Bear One Another's Burdens"
We’re brought up to be strong, self-sufficient and independent people. We tend to think that if we ask for help, it is a sign of weakness. So we try to keep our struggles hidden, stuffed deep inside. However, that’s not God’s plan. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” God wants us to care for others—and allow others to care for us in our time of need.
You Are Not Alone
If you’re sad or struggling, don’t suffer alone. Ask for help. We’ve got a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to listen, care, encourage, pray, and help you through a tough time. (It’s confidential too!) Find out more about Stephen Ministry by calling the church office at (302)945-9453. Your name and phone number will be forwarded to Stephen Leader, Diane Bruce. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!