Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a Christ-centered ministry of care-giving to adult members of our congregation and our community by lay persons in our congregation. Stephen Ministers (“care givers”) complete a 50-hour course taught by Stephen Leaders before they are paired with an individual (“care receiver”) who is experiencing a life crisis or going through a difficult time. All of the care giving is one-on-one, confidential, and with a person of the same gender.

Stephen Ministers are trained to…

Stephen Ministry

  • Listen with an open mind and heart
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Make a referral to an appropriate professional when needed
  • Care, not cure…only GOD cures!

Stephen Ministers can be there for you or a loved one when you are…

  • Facing a serious illness
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Having difficulties with a relationship
  • Going through a spiritual crisis
  • Feeling lonely or depressed
  • Dealing with a time of transition in your life
  • Caring for someone who is ill or elderly
  • Making an important life-changing decision

To arrange to have a Stephen Minister…

Contact the church office at 717-843-8041 to speak to one of the pastors or call Carol Nachtigal @ 717-968-6004 or Renee Schaffer at 717-741-2418, the Stephen Leaders who will coordinate the matches between caregivers and receivers.