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-person caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.


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


How Stephen Ministry Works

The best way to understand how Stephen Ministry works is to learn about three groups of people involved in this ministry: Stephen Leaders, Stephen Ministers, and care receivers.



The PBS Religion & Ethics news show aired an informative video that describes how Stephen Ministry is changing lives in thousands of congregations.


  Please click on the link to view  http://video.pbs.org/video/1889269877/