Stephen Ministries

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Christ Caring for People Through People

Stephen Ministry prepares God's people for service to bring compassionate care and Christ's healing love to hurting people.

About

Our Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry – the identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.

Since Stephen Ministry was founded in 1975:

• In addition to St. Mary’s, more than 12,000 congregations have become “Stephen Ministry Congregations”

• More than 70,000 pastors and lay leaders have been trained as Stephen Leaders [link to SL tab]

• More than 600,000 laypeople have received training as a Stephen Minister [link to SM tab]

• More than 1.5 million Care Receivers [link to Care receivers tab] have had a Stephen Minister walk with them through a difficult time in their lives

Leaders, Ministers, Receivers

  • Stephen Leaders
  • Stephen Ministers
  • Care Receivers

Stephen Leaders have attended a week-long training session which will equip them to establish and direct Stephen Ministries at St. Mary’s. They are responsible for:

Stephen Leaders have attended a week-long training session which will equip them to establish and direct Stephen Ministries at St. Mary’s. They are responsible for:

• Building awareness within our congregation

• Building awareness within our congregation

• Recruiting and training Stephen Ministers [add link]

• Recruiting and training Stephen Ministers [add link]

• Meeting with potential Care Receivers [add link] to assess needs and make referrals to Stephen Ministers

• Meeting with potential Care Receivers [add link] to assess needs and make referrals to Stephen Ministers

• Providing Stephen Ministers with ongoing supervision and continuing education

• Providing Stephen Ministers with ongoing supervision and continuing education

Our current Stephen Leaders are: 

Our current Stephen Leaders are: 

Testimonials

Stephen Ministry - the After People

Male Perspective on Stephen Ministry

Getting Me Plugged Into My Church

I Can Tell Him Anything

Connected With God in a Way I Never Felt Before

Refusing to Give Up On Me

Events

Stephen Ministry Training

Training doesn't start until mid-October.  Please contact Fr. Todd Cederberg or a Stephen Leader if you are interested in being in partnership with this wonderful ministry.

To be considered for the first training class,
please submit your application by September 8, 2017!

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or if you or someone you know would like more information about receiving the support and care of a Stephen Minister, please:

Email: stephenministries@stmarys-stuart.org

Call the church office: 772-287-3244