Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who provide non-judgmental, compassionate support and care through one-to-one relationships with people who are going through challenging times and need someone to listen, to care, to encourage and to pray.

The challenging times may be the result of grieving, unemployment or a job crisis, family issues, divorce or separation, recovery after an accident or disaster, feeling alone, facing chronic or terminal illness or other personal challenges. All calls and visits are kept strictly confidential.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, age ranges, and backgrounds. They are Christians who have developed their caring skills during an intensive course of study and are commissioned by the congregation.

Need to talk?

If you are going through a rough time and are hurting due to grief, crisis, illness, divorce, or any other reason, you are not alone. Trained Stephen Ministers are available to listen, care, and encourage you.

Take the first step toward healing and wholeness by calling (908) 507-7739. All calls and visits are kept strictly confidential. 

Interested in joining the Team?

Apply now for the next Stephen Minister training class starting in January 2023.

People around us are experiencing life difficulties. As a church, we are called to reach out to them, offering Jesus’ love and care. As part of that, we’re looking to train a team of women and men to be Stephen Ministers – lay caregivers who will meet weekly with a hurting person to listen, care, pray and embody God’s presence in the person’s life.

Becoming a Stephen Minister is a commitment – but the rewards are amazing.
  • You’ll grow spiritually and personally.
  • You’ll gain relational skills to use in all facets of life.
  • You’ll be part of a supportive Christian community.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to see God at work in and through you to bring hope and healing to another person.

Take some time to pray and reflect on if God is calling you to use your skills of caring, compassion and listening as a Stephen Minister. To get more information and/or get an application packet, please call the confidential Stephen Ministry phone at 908-507-7739. A Stephen Leader will reach out to you.

Applications are due by November 6, 2022.