WHAT IS STEPHEN MINISTRY? Christ Caring for People through People.

Stephen Ministry LogoOur congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

We all experience challenges in life—times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty, such as—-

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.

For more information about RECEIVING CARE, please contact: Rev. Tom Foster, Minister of Pastoral Care, 503-228-3195 ext. 233

Stephen Ministers are ready to care.

“Bear one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galtians 6:2

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