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What Is Stephen Ministry?

Our Stephen Ministry exists to glorify God by equipping God’s people to share Christ’s love through one-to-one distinctly Christian care to individuals who are experiencing life’s challenges and difficulties.

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

A Stephen Minister is. . .

  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver; meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need

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Check out this video about one person's experience with Stephen Ministry!

Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Tough Times
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
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more

If you would like to speak with a Stephen Leader or request more information about Stephen Ministry at FBC, please email Jerry Lape. Log on to www.stephenministries.org for information about the organization.

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