Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult season in life such as grief, divorce, job loss, illness, relocation, and other life-changing circumstances. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to others during a time of need. Stephen Ministers are trained, Christian caregivers. They are not counselors, therapists, advisors, or problem solvers. A Stephen Minister’s role is to listen carefully and offer confidential spiritual support.
A Stephen Minister is...
- A congregation member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to walk beside a person who is hurting.
- A layperson who has received at least 50 hours of training in providing spiritual and emotional care.
- A compassionate Christian who confidentially listens, prays, supports, and encourages someone for as long as there is a need.
- If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, prayerfully consider learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister.
If you would like more information about becoming a Stephen Minister or need a Stephen Minister, please contact Rev. Camile May.
Stephen Ministries St. Louis supports our congregation's Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministries is a not-for-profit Christian educational organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1975, Stephen Ministries provides training and resources to thousands of congregations and organizations worldwide.