Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry active in the Christ Church community and which supports the work of the clergy. As a Stephen Ministry congregation, we equip and empower lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
The presence of the Stephen Ministry at Christ Church multiplies blessings throughout the church and community. These include:
- The congregation receives a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ's commandment, "Love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12).
- The priest-in-charge has a team of gifted, trained and committed lay caregivers ready to minister to hurting people.
- Members of the laity nurture and use their gifts in meaningful ministry, growing spiritually as they serve others.
- Most importantly, those who are hurting have a compassionate companion, a caring Christian friend who provides emotional and spiritual support.
For more information on this ministry and what it can do for you, we invite to watch the short video "Stephen Ministry - Its Work, Its Goals and Its Meaning" (click to watch).
If you feel that you have a need to receive compassionate care from a member of the Stephen Ministry team, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be assured that all requests for care are held in the strictest confidence.
(The above information was adapted from the Website "What Is Stephen Ministry?")