Stressed? Discouraged? Lonely? Sad? Don't Suffer Alone. Help Is Available. The Stephen Minister’s role is to bring God’s love into the lives of people who are going through a difficult time or experiencing a crisis. What do Stephen Ministers do? They listen, care, support, encourage, and pray with and for a person who is hurting. And in the midst of this confidential, one-to-one, caring relationship, God’s healing love comes pouring through. Our Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide 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. Learn more about Stephen ministry from people that have benefited from the care of a Stephen Minister.
Feeling called to become a Stephen Minister:
What is a Stephen Minister? Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry.
For more information about Stephen Ministry at Keller UMC, contact Pastor Lauren Christenberry.