Stephen Ministry

WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

WHAT DO STEPHEN MINISTERS DO?

Stephen Ministers are assigned to a person in a transition who needs caring support. They meet once a week with their care receivers for about an hour. They may also check in with the care receiver by telephone, particularly when the care receiver is going through a difficult time. The Stephen Minister’s care helps them resolve the difficulty and achieve growth by listening, asking questions that help identify and deal with feelings, sharing distinctively Christian caring resources, relying on God to achieve the results Stephen Ministers understand that confidentiality is crucial in any caring relationship. They maintain confidentiality and encourage other Stephen Ministers to do the same.


WHO NEEDS A STEPHEN MINISTER?

God never intended or expected for us to bear our burdens alone. Stephen Ministers provide care to those experiencing:

  • Loss of Loved One
  • LonelinessDiscouragement
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Unemployment
  • Job Crisis
  • Hospitalization
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Adoption
  • Miscarriage
  • Infertility
  • Aging
  • Relocation
  • Incarceration
  • And much more . . .
STEPHEN MINISTER REQUEST

Going through a difficult time? Stephen Ministers are trained to provide confidential one-on-one Christian care. If you would like to be contacted about receiving care, contact Rita Kobus at stephen.ministry@lifepointplano.org

Learn, Grow, and Share by Becoming a Stephen Minister

Work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time. If you have spiritual gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, prayerfully considers becoming a Stephen Minister.

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