Stephen Ministry

Christ caring for people through people
First Presbyterian Church gladly offers the Stephen Ministry to our membership and friends. The Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. Through this one-to-one caring relationship, many who are hurting can receive the love, care and support that is needed.
Everyone goes through a difficult time. Having someone to care, listen and to share God's love with can help you get through the confusion, stress or loneliness you may be experiencing.

Stephen Ministry is:

  • a commitment to caring and supporting one another
  • a one-to-one, confidential ministry by trained, caring lay ministers
  • a meaningful way for our congregation to more fully use our talents in sharing both our burdens and our joys
  • a response to Christ's command -- "to love one another as I have loved you"

A Stephen Minister is:

  • a child of God who walks beside a hurting person
  • a trained, caring Christian friend who really listens

A Stephen Minister is not:

  • a professional counselor
  • a problem solver
  • a casual visitor

Stephen Ministry helps meet the needs of people who are:

  • Lonely or depressed
  • Terminally ill
  • Disabled
  • In job crisis
  • Affected by a financial setback
  • Struggling with their faith in God
  • Experiencing relationship problems
  • Experiencing the birth/adoption of a child
  • Facing other life transitions

For more information about Stephen Ministry, call 719.884.6145 or email