A Stephen Minister Is…
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role.
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need. 

Stephen Ministry Is Your Ministry

  • Pray for God to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry.
  • Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn’t expect you to bear your burdens alone.
  • Tell a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.
  • If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister.
Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Rough Times
We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty, such as:
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster

Stephen Leaders are trained leaders in our congregation who oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry.

  • If you – or someone you know – could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister . . .
  • If you are interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister . . .
  • If you have any other questions about Stephen Ministry . . .
Do you need to talk with one of our Stephen Leaders?  

Call one of the Stephen Leaders: Nancy Williams (770-942-5866), or Linnea Osborne (678-838-1360)

**Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian educational organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1965, Stephen Ministries provides training and resources to thousands of congregations and organizations worldwide. For more information on this not-for-profit Christian educational organization