Stephen Ministers are laypeople. They are Christian men and women that initially receive over 50 hours of formal training to provide one-to-one care to people. Those people may be experiencing a difficult time in life:
- grief over the loss of a loved one,
- a divorce
- job loss
- chronic or terminal illness,
- relocation, and more
How to Become a Stephen Minister
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. But, they all have one thing in common. Stephen Ministers share in a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.
Since 1975, over 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations from around the world have been trained as Stephen Ministers. If you’re interested in applying, download the Stephen Minister application below and submit the completed application to Pastor Stephanie Lendt
in our church office.