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In being the Body of Christ, we are called to journey with one another in faith. The Stephen Ministry trains lay persons to minister to individuals who are experiencing times of transition or crisis. This is a one-to-one caregiving ministry in which caregivers are paired with care-receivers to build confidential, loving relationships during a particular time of need.
If you are experiencing a time of crisis or a life-changing event, please contact the church office at (920) 733-7393 to seek care from a Stephen Minister.
Receiving Stephen Ministry Care
Over the years, well over one-and-a-half million people have benefited from the one-to-one, confidential, Christ-centered care a Stephen Minister provides. A Stephen Minister comes alongside a hurting person and meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray and provide emotional and spiritual support. Men are paired with men; women with women.
Could You Be a Stephen Minister?
If you’re a caring person who is willing to learn, grow and serve, we invite you to speak with one of our current Stephen Ministers about the program. If you’re feeling uncertain, they can help you to discern whether this ministry is right for you, and they will share with you how the training prepared them to work with care-receivers.
Getting the Full Picture
Rev. Kenneth Haugk, founder of the Stephen Ministry program says, "Christianity is not a spectator sport. It was never intended to be a spectator sport. God gave to the church apostles, evangelists, and pastors and teachers whose job is to equip the saints for ministry." This feature provides a good overview of how the Stephen Ministry helps individuals in congregations around the country provide spiritual care for one another.