A STEPHEN MINISTER IS....

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • A person who will "be there" for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, as long as there is a need

 

STEPHEN MINISTERS CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES

We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as:

  1. Loss of a loved one
  2. Hospitalization
  3. Divorce or separation
  4. Loneliness or discouragement
  5. Spiritual crisis
  6. Unemployment or a job crisis
  7. A terminal illness
  8. Incarceration
  9. Aging
  10. Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  11. A chronic illness
  12. Relocation
  13. Recovery after an accident or disaster

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private. Contact us: stephenministry@ebenezerunited.org.  

WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY?

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2