Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a confidential, one-to-one Christian caring ministry for individuals in need of support. Stephen Ministers are trained lay members of our congregation, who are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people experiencing a crisis or stressful situation in their lives. People experiencing divorce, grief, illness, loss of job, relocation, empty nest, retirement, hospitalization, loneliness, or similar challenge may seek the support of one of our Stephen Ministers.

Those receiving care from Stephen Ministers benefit because they receive care and support throughout the crisis they face. Our Stephen Ministers benefit from the spiritual growth they experience by being involved in a meaningful ministry. Our pastors benefit because our church’s caring ministry is expanded because of our Stephens Ministers. If you or someone you know might benefit from having a Stephen Minister, please contact our Senior Minister, or one of our Stephen Leaders.

Stephen Ministry at First Congregational Church is part of Stephen Ministries International, a not-for-profit Christian educational organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, go to

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