Stephen Ministry

What Is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

How Stephen Ministry Works

The best way to understand how Stephen Ministry works is to learn about three groups of people involved in this ministry: Stephen Leaders, Stephen Ministers, and care receivers.

Stephen Leaders

Stephen Leaders—Direct the overall ministry in the congregation. Learn more about Stephen Leader training.

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Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers—Lay caregivers trained in the congregation by Stephen Leaders. Learn more about Stephen Ministers.

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Care Receivers

Care Receivers—People going through tough times who are being cared for by Stephen Ministers. Watch videos with stories from care receivers.

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For more information, contact Jim Brett at job40four@aol.com