Stephen’s Ministry

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry is a national organization based in St. Louis Missouri, www.stephenministries.org.  This organization provides seminars, comprehensive training and literature for local churches to incorporate the Stephen Ministry Program – a Resource that reaches out to men and women in normal but intense life crises.

TCC Can Provide Help

Stephen Ministers are members of TCC who have had 50 hours of training, to listen, converse and pray with a person in crisis, or recovering from a difficult circumstance.  The Stephen Minister will meet with you for up to an hour, once a week, in private, as arranged by you and your Stephen Minister.  Intense feelings from a crisis or a new challenge in life takes time to subside.  Stephen Ministry support can take from 3 months to 2 years on average. (In case of terminal or ongoing illness, Stephen Ministry will go the distance).

God’s Love In Action

When feelings have become intense yet staying within normal range, from a crisis or recovery from a difficult life even…..one can benefit from a person who comes along side to listen, converse,and pray in a non-judgmental way, in total confidentiality and in a private setting.  

Grief…Loneliness…Hospitalization…

Disability…Job Loss…. Care Giving Stress…

Relational Stresses… Dealing with Disease…

Divorce…. etc.

A Stephen Minister is ready to provide you with caring, encouraging, Christ-centered, one-on-one attention.   Stephen Ministers will meet with you once a week for up to an hour.  (men to men; women to women)

A true story of someone who was impacted by a Stephen Minister

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of Stephen Ministry. No one knows the identity of a care receiver except for his or her Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired the two together. The care receiver featured above stepped forward willingly to share his story.

Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with the confidential, one-to-one Christian care you need to make it through a crisis or help you through a difficult time.

Contact

For more information on connecting with a Stephen Minister, or if you would like to become a Stephen Minister, please contact the Stephen Minister Referrals Coordinator: Diane – 508-358-4201      or TCC at 508-358-7717