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Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Tough Times

Sometimes you need someone to simply listen as you journey through life situations such as becoming a parent for the first time, transitioning jobs, experiencing grief, divorce or a long illness. The situations vary, but the love of Christ is constant. At Franklin First we will match you with a Stephen Minister who will be a prayerful and confidential listener as you walk through this season of life.

We all experience challenges in life. Times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministry is a confidential listening ministry carried out by the lay people of the church. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when we face crisis or difficulty.

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Hospitalization

  • Divorce or separation

  • Spiritual crisis

  • Unemployment or job crisis

  • Chronic or terminal illness

  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility

  • …and so much more

Request to Speak with 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 or your Stephen Ministry leaders Andrea Thomas  or Suzanne Knight .

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.