A SPECIAL MINISTRY OF CARE AND CONCERN FOR OTHERS
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower
lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered, one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
The Stephen Ministries organization draws its name from St. Stephen.
In the book of Acts, Chapter 6, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the days of the Apostles, caring ministry has been a hallmark of the Christian faith community—and is at the heart of all we do as Stephen Ministers.