Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are lay people who are specially trained to provide confidential, extended support for congregation members in need. They do this through listening, prayer, scripture and unconditional acceptance. They are not a substitute for a pastor, but keep pastoral staff informed about their care receivers and immediately refer any serious situation to clergy. At least one Stephen Minister is available at each worship service for anyone who wants to engage in prayer on a one-to-one basis. They are trained to make hospital visits and administer communion to those at home who cannot get to church on their own.

The group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4:00pm – 6:00pm to exchange ideas on helping one another through case challenges. They make it clear to care receivers that they will be with them “for as long as it takes” to get them through critical periods in their lives.

Stephen Ministry was founded in 1976 by a Lutheran pastor who found that he did not have time to provide as much spiritual care as was needed to his congregation. He trained a small group of lay people in the principles of Christian caregiving and utilized their commitment and skill to more effectively minister to his congregation. Stephen Ministry has grown to encompass more than one million Stephen Ministers and Stephen Leaders providing care in virtually every denomination in every part of the world in which there is a Christian community. In 2010, Stephen Ministry was started at New Song Church with the goal of providing a ministry to care for our congregation.

We respect your privacy, so our care receivers receive complete confidentiality, even within our group meetings.

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