Stephen Ministry


Stephen Ministry is a lay Christian caregiving ministry that supplements pastoral care. The program teaches laypersons to provide one-on-one care for individuals who request support. The confidential care-giver and care-receiver relationship, usually conducted by weekly visits, may continue for months or years. Reasons for requesting a Stephen Minister’s visits may range from grieving the loss of a loved one, experiencing a major illness, going through a divorce, job loss, struggling with substance abuse, or other life difficulties.

Are you going through a tough time or simply feeling down? Or do you have a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative struggling with a crisis in life?

A Stephen Minister may be able to offer the support needed. Stephen Ministers are members of our church trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are hurting They are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray , and walk alongside others during difficult times. It's confidential, free, and very helpful.

Could God be calling you to be a Stephen Minister?

As Galatians 6:2 says, "Bear one another burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Calvary continues to seek people who have a heart to serve by becoming a Stephen Minister. There is always a need for compassionate companions to walk with those who are hurting. If you feel God could be nudging you to serve as a Stephen Minister, contact us and we'll get you in touch with a pastor or Stephen Leader.

Calvary Lutheran is a Stephen Ministry congregation.

Calvary Lutheran is a Stephen Ministry congregation.