Stephen Ministers have a heart for caring ministry.
They are laypeople in the congregation who have completed a 50-hour intensive training by their Stephen Leaders that equip them to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people.
Stephen Ministers are people with a compassionate heart who’ve been trained in skills for listening, encouraging, and offering support when someone is in need. Stephen Ministers are referred to as “Care Givers” and those they work with are called “Care Receivers”.
A Stephen Minister typically has one Care Receiver at a time and meets with that person on a regularly scheduled basis.
This is a CONFIDENTIAL relationship, and often no one else in the church community even knows if someone has a Stephen Minister, who the might be, or even if they are a Care Receiver.
Find out more about Stephen Ministers here.