How does Stephen Ministry Work?
Stephen Ministers are individuals who have been called by God to care for others. After receiving 50 hours of training by Stephen Leaders, each Stephen Minister is then matched with a care receiver – men with men, and women with women. A Stephen Minister meets with his or her care receiver on a weekly basis to listen, care, empathize, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. This confidential caring relationship continues for as long as the care receiver’s need persists. Stephen Ministers also participate in twice-monthly supervision sessions, and they commit to serve for a minimum of two years.