Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing. God does not intend for you to struggle alone.

Stephen Ministry, a worldwide organization founded over 40 years ago, is one way that ChristChurch members care for each other and our community. Stephen Ministers are trained church members who are available to meet with, pray with, and walk alongside those who are struggling with painful or overwhelming circumstances, within a supportive, confidential relationship. For more information or to request a meeting with a Stephen Minister, contact Pete Jackson or

What Is A Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister…

  • is a member of ChristChurch who has received 50 hours of training in compassionate, empathetic listening
  • walks beside a hurting person, ready to focus on concerns in a non-judgmental way
  • faithfully meets on a weekly basis for about an hour
  • is strictly confidential
  • prays and shares Scripture

A Stephen Minister provides confidential emotional and spiritual care for
those facing a crisis or difficulty such as…

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Illness/hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Job crisis
  • Depression
  • Relocation
  • Empty nest
  • Caring for a family member with disabilities

Stephen Ministry Training…

  • teaches principles and skills that help provide high-quality emotional and spiritual care to care receivers
  • deepens faith and transforms hearts
  • provides a special bond between caregivers as they experience true Christ-centered community