Our Stephen Ministry, part of a national organization, provides our congregation with the structure, training and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen MInistry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it.
Since its founding in 2000, 44 members of our congregation have been trained and served as Stephen Ministers, giving care to more than 70 adults facing life challenges.
Stephen Ministry is currently accepting applications for those who are interested in becoming Stephen Ministers. Applications are due October 16, 2016 for the training class, which will begin in August. Click here to download the application form. Completed applications can be turned in to the church office.