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Stephen Ministry

In the book of Acts, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the time of the Apostles, caring ministry has been considered a hallmark of the Christian faith community. Stephen Ministers are lay members of this congregation – Christian men and women – trained to provide 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. A Stephen Minister may be able to offer the support you or a loved one needs when dealing with these challenges. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commondality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and car to people during a time of need.
  • Mention that our church has a Stephen Ministries program and that you feel that he or she might benefit from talking with a Stephen Minister.
  • Ask the person for permission to talk with a Stephen Leader about the possibility of a Stephen Minister being assigned.
  • Promptly contact Pastor Carlisle, about the person’s interest in possibly having a Stephen Minister. One of our Stephen Leaders will contact the person to discuss Stephen Ministry in detail and assign a Stephen Minister if one is available and appropriate.

Request to Have a Stephen Minister

If there is a time when you feel the need to talk to someone regarding stresses you are facing, please don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Carlisle or call the church at 615-794-2734.

Become a Stephen Minister

A new group of Stephen Ministers is trained periodically. If you would like more information about becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Carlisle Jones or Bonnie Kays.