Becoming a Stephen Minister

Might God Be Calling You?

If you sense that God might be calling you to serve as a Stephen Minister, the first step is to find out more about getting involved. Talk with the pastor liaison, Virginia Reynolds.

Training

Stephen Ministers are trained by local Stephen Leaders. The fifty hours of training they receive equips them to provide high-quality care to people who are hurting. In addition, they participate in ongoing, monthly supervision and continuing education. Following training and commissioning, Stephen Ministers make a commitment to be in ministry for two years.

A Stephen Minister begins a caring relationship when he or she is matched with a person experiencing a life crisis. The Stephen Minister then meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The caring relationship lasts as long as the person is in need of care.