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Sunday Mornings... 
Worship Services 
8, 9 & 10:30 am
Learning Circles (Pre - 6th)
9:00 am

Revolution (7th - 12th)
10:30 am

Someone who will listen

There inevitably comes those times in life when we need someone to listen without judgment, to speak with grace, and just to be with us. 


Molly Hall
Stephen Ministry Leader
Rose Moldenhauer
Parish Nurse

Stephen Ministry Leaders and Parish Nurse
(L-R) Gwen Humphrey, Rose Moldenhauer (Parish Nurse), Dianne Nichols, Molly Hall

Christ Centered Caregiving

Jesus has given us a commandment to "love one another as I have loved you" John 13:34

The apostle Paul urges Christians to "bear one another's burdens" Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry is designed to carry out these commands of our Lord. A Stephen Minister is called to be a caregiver bringing love and care in the name of Jesus to someone who is going through a change in his/her life.


Why the name Stephen?  

The name Stephen comes from St. Stephen, who was the first lay person commissioned by the apostles to provide caring ministry to those in need, as recorded in Acts 6.

Can a Stephen Minister Help Me?

When we face changes in our lives, having someone to care, to listen, to share God's love, to pray for and with us helps us get through the confusion, stress or loneliness.
Stephen Ministers are available to those who are experiencing:

separation / divorce

parenting stress

birth of a child

terminal illness

serious illness / hospitalization

grief over the loss of a loved one

any changes in health

job crisis / unemployment / new job

new to the area / community / church


"empty nest" syndrome



Who is a Stephen Minister?

Someone who is:

a child of God
a lay person
called to be a caregiver
a caring listener
one who shares God's love with another
one who prays for / with another
committed to the caring relationship
receives special training
a volunteer

A Stephen Minister is Not:

a counselor or therapist
an ordained minister
a problem solver
a casual visitor

How do I become involved in this Ministry?

call the Stephen Ministry at ext. 13
receive Stephen Series training;
a training program which prepares interested men and women to become Stephen Ministers. The 50 hour training includes topics such as:
the art of listening
process vs. results
crisis theory / prevention
distinctively Christian caring
many others

Following training, the Stephen Minister is commissioned by our congregation into active, caring ministry and will continue to receive on-going education and supervision.