Going through a tough time? You are invited to receive Pastoral Care through Stephen Ministry: If you are experiencing difficulties–illness, loneliness, troubled relationships, financial setback, or losses due to death, divorce, or aging–our Stephen Ministers are prepared to bring God’s love and warmth to you with confidential, one-to-one Christian care. Please contact our clergy, the Rev. John Newton, who will put you in touch with one of our lay leaders Julie de Wette, Michael Donegan, Jeff Robinson, Karen Moody, or Joyce Miller to help you get connected with Stephen Ministry.
What is a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
What is the Stephen Ministry Organization?
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.
Congregations and other organizations use these resources to strengthen and expand ministry. Individuals use them to improve their ability to relate to and care for others, grow in faith, and journey through life crises. Their 40-person staff is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
For more information on the Stephen Ministry as a national organization, visit their website at https://www.stephenministries.org.