What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry at First Presbyterian is grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. This ministry provides a caring, non-judgmental and confidential one-to-one relationship between a trained volunteer and a person experiencing a difficult time or transition in his or her life.
Who might need a Stephen Minister?
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 needed when we are faced with a crisis, transition or difficulty such as...
Loss of a loved one
Divorce or separation
Loneliness or discouragement
Unemployment or a job crisis
A terminal illness
Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
A chronic illness
Recovery after an accident or disaster
And many more
Your Stephen Minister
Has received 50 hours of initial training in important caring ministry skills and concepts
Participates in regular continuing education and supervision under the guidance of Stephen Leaders, without disclosing your name or details of your situation
Meets with you weekly, listens to your concerns, helps you work through difficulties and prays with and for you.
If you know someone who would benefit from a Stephen Minister
Encourage him or her to call one of the persons listed above.
Always ask his or her permission to contact a Pastor or Stephen Leader on his or her behalf
Current Stephen Ministers