Stephen Ministry

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” ~ 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4

In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and in our community. These may include people who are bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, facing a crisis, or just experiencing difficult times. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it.

A Stephen Minister is:

  • A trained lay volunteer
  • A good listener
  • Trained in confidentiality
  • Supervised for quality care
  • Ready to offer God’s love through a Christian caring relationship on a one-to-one basis.
  • Someone who will encourage and pray with someone in need of care.
  • Someone who will walk beside a hurting person.
  • Is there there to care!
Interested in the care of a Stephen Minister, or in learning more about Stephen Ministry?

If you would like to receive the support of a Stephen Minister or if you know someone who could benefit from this program, please contact Robert Lapp  ( or ext. 215). Robb can contact one of our Stephen Leaders to follow up with you.