Stephen Ministry


Christ Caring for People through People


Acts 6 of the Bible tells the story of St. Stephen, the first lay person chosen and commissioned by the apostles to provide caring ministry to those in need. Stephen Ministry is named in his memory.

Stephen Ministers offer confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.

A Stephen Minister is someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there is a need. Stephen Ministers do not replace the ministry of the pastor. Rather, their ministry is in addition to that care, helping the entire congregation to grow as a warm, loving, nurturing community.

If you would like to be a care-receiver, if you know of someone who might benefit from being a care-receiver and/or if you would like to become a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office – 540-297-7957