Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministry

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry program equips lay-people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our church and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister is…

A person of God who walks beside someone who is hurting

A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in the role of Stephen Minister

A lay-person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care

A caring, Christian friend who listens, prays, supports, and encourages

Someone who will be there for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for as long as there is a need

People who need care…

Receive quality, confidential care for their hurts and needs

Find hope, healing, and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister

Know they are remembered and supported by their congregation in times of personal difficulty

Receive ongoing care for continuous needs long after the onset of a crisis, when many others have forgotten about them

Grow in a deeper relationship with God as they experience God’s unconditional love for them through their Stephen Minister

To receive care…

Members of Plymouth may contact one our ministers for a confidential conversation about their needs or the needs of another.