What is a Stephen Minister?

ss_logo_title_blackA Stephen Minister…

  • is a child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting.
  • is a caring, Christian friend who takes the time to really listen.
  • is a lay Christian selected, trained, and supervised by Stephen Leaders to provide effective Christian care.
  • makes a commitment including 50 hours of training, ongoing supervisory meetings, and an average of one 1-hour visit per week with the person receiving care.
  • recognizes this as a confidential ministry.

A Stephen Minister is NOT…

  • A counselor or therapist
  • A problem-solver
  • A casual visitor

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