Members of the ELCA

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

God's work. Our hands.

Members of the Grand Canyon Synod

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

What Is Stephen Ministry?

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

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

What Is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—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.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 12,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

Do You Have a Heart for People?

Stephen Ministry Information Meeting on Saturday, October 17, 10:30am in the Community Room. A training class for Stephen Ministers at Our Savior’s is scheduled annually. Would you like to be part of it? If you are interested, attend this informational meeting which will include a brief presentation on the Stephen Ministry program with time for questions.