Care for fellow members one-on-one, confidentially, during times of transition such as death, job loss, and illness; requires 50 hours of training and a two-year service commitment. Training starts in January each year.

Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian education organization founded in 1975 that produces training and resources known for their excellence, practicality, psychological integrity, and theological depth. These resources cover topics such as caring ministry, assertive relating, spiritual gifts discovery, grief support, spiritual growth, and more.

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Please contact Deborah Conner, if you are interested in having a Stephen Minister walk beside you. Stephen Ministers are available to listen and comfort.

Further Reading

“Earth Angels”

Stephen ministers offer emotional and spiritual support in times of trouble. “She would hold my hand and let me spill out my heart. I call her my earth angel,” says Mary Larrabee, who was helped with a life crisis by her Stephen Minister.

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“Why Loneliness is a Public Health Crisis”

Long before coronavirus spread around the world, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was sounding the alarm about a different, quiet epidemic: loneliness.

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“Reaching Out to Others in a New Year”

Inspiration for a new year from our Stephen Ministry group. Adapted from The Christophers newsletter.

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“On the Front Lines of Care”

Overcome by grief and pain, U.S. Army Captain David Rozelle thought his ability and desire to serve were gone for good. But God still had other plans.

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“It’s Okay to Talk about Joan”

Sometimes people worry that mentioning the loss or even the name of the deceased will hurt the grieving person. Most of the time, though, the knowledge that their lost loved one is still in others’ hearts can actually be a great comfort.

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