Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times.  A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with them once weekly, for about an hour.

Stephen Ministers must;

  • Complete a formal 50-hour training session, meeting weekly for 2 hours each week.
  • Maintain the confidential relationship between themselves and their care receiver
  • Meet once monthly for continuing education, and peer group supervision meetings
  • Make a two-year commitment to the ministry

For more information on becoming a Stephen Minister, contact, or download an application.


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