Stephen Ministry

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“Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”    

      - Galations 6:2


Who is helped by Stephen Ministry? 

People who are: 

  • Needing someone to talk to
  • Struggling with their faith in God
  • Discouraged, anxious, lonely
  • Coping with divorce
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Dying, as well as family members of the terminally ill
  • Hospitalized
  • Experiencing the loss of a job
  • Having financial difficulties
  • New to our congregation or community
  • Going through a difficult transition 


Consider the benefit of having a Stephen Minister; Someone to share your journey and hold your words in confidence. 


Click here to leave a confidential email or leave a voicemail at 615-746-7888.

 

If you, a relative, or a friend is in need of Christian care. (If you are seeking help for someone other than yourself, if possible, ask their permission) 

Step 1:   Let us know of this need which can be done in the following ways: 

  • Use the confidential email link or voicemail box on this page
  • Speak with Pastor Chris
  • Speak directly to a Stephen Leader

Step 2:   A Stephen Leader will contact you and arrange a time to meet. During this

              meeting they will explain how Stephen Ministry works and to determine

              whether Stephen Ministry is the kind of care needed. 


Step 3:   If agreed, the Stephen Leader will consider the best match with an

              available Stephen Minister and connect the two of you. 


Step 4:   The assigned Stephen Minister will contact you directly to arrange a

              meeting schedule. 


Typically these meetings are around an hour each week. Everything you say to a Stephen Minister is confidential. The Stephen Minister is not a therapist or counselor, they do not try to solve problems; rather, he or she listens, cares, prays, and supports the care receiver as they find their own path.