Stephen Ministry

What does a Stephen Minister do?
A Stephen Minister gives one-to-one, lay Christian care.

  • One-to-one: Stephen Ministers meet privately with one care receiver of the same gender.
  • Lay: Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised lay volunteers, not professional counselors or therapists, pastors, or physicians. Stephen Ministers are not authorized to give legal, medical, financial, or any other advice, but Bible-based encouragement.
  • Christian: Stephen Ministers are Christians who care in the name of Christ. They are willing to talk about spiritual issues but won’t force them.
  • Care: Stephen Ministers care by listening, supporting, encouraging, praying, being dependable and trustworthy and maintaining confidentiality in their caregiving.

Contact Preacher Dave for referrals and more information about Stephen Ministry.