Stephen Ministry

Get in on the Action!

Would you like to be part of a ministry that makes a real difference in other's lives when they need it most - and in your own? Consider becoming a Stephen Minister!

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who provide one-to-one caring ministry to people experiencing grief, divorce, loneliness, job loss, hospitalization, and many other life difficulties.

Stephen Minister training equips you to do an excellent job as a Stephen Minister as well as to improve the quality of all your relationships. Topics include - listening, feelings, confidentiality, providing Christian care, maintaining boundaries, crisis theory and practice, ministering to people experiencing grief, divorce, hospitalization, illness, and more.

Once equipped, Stephen Ministers are prayerfully matched with people who are going through a stressful time or life difficulty. A Stephen Minister meets with this person once a week for about and hour to listen, care, encourage, and pray. The Stephen Minister brings Christ's presence into the person's life and also experiences Christ in the other person. It's really a life changing ministry for both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister.

Our church is one of 12,000 Stephen Ministry congregations - from more than 170 denominations - worldwide. Since 1975 more than 600,000 Stephen Ministers have been trained, providing care to more than two million people in need. For more about the Stephen Ministries organization and the many resources it offers, log on to

If you'd like to learn more about how to become a Stephen Minister or are in need of the services they offer, please email Deacon Peter Traum at or call 856-468-1314.