“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

A Stephen Minister is someone to share your journey and hold your words in confidence. 

Here are the steps to receiving a Stephen Minister:

Step 1: Reach out confidentially to Stephen Leader Judi Arnold (judimarnold@gmail.com) or one of the pastors.

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. He or she listens, cares, prays, and supports the care receiver as they find their own path.