To Love Is To Listen
Stephen Ministers offer caring Christian friendship and concerned listening to people when they need it most. Stephen Ministry is lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists; rather, they are caring Christian friends who can offer a listening ear to help others through the tough times of life.
Gifted To Care
Stephen Ministry Prayer Guide
Pray for Stephen Ministry with thanksgiving for those giving time and energy to serve in Stephen Ministry and other Christian caring ministries:
That God will powerfully use Stephen Ministry as an instrument of His peace, His healing an reconciliation in the Body of Christ;
That our Stephen leaders always look to God for strength and wisdom as they direct our Stephen Ministry, teach and supervise our Stephen Ministers, and link those in need of care with a caregiver;
That all members recognize God is calling them to ministry, identify their spiritual gifts and find places in our congregation where they can utilize their gifts to glorify God;
That God will place a strong calling upon the hearts of those who are gifted for Stephen Ministry that they will be able to identify their unique gifts and be willing to respond to His service;
That people would be honest and bold enough to ask for help and be connected with a Stephen Minister.
Stephen Ministry Resources
Stephen Ministry Featured on PBS
View the Stephen Ministry feature on the PBS Website, where you’ll also find several bonus features–including a nine-minute interview with Stephen Ministries’ founder and executive director, Kenneth C. Haugk.
If a Stephen Minister might be appropriate for you or someone you know, please talk to Tom MacMillan (440-777-3744). All calls and all discussions are confidential.