Learn more about this ministry offered at Bethany UMC. We have many trained Stephen Ministers who are available to work with you one on one. Inquire at the church office or with Jerry Mowl, Bethany Leach, or Pastor Cathi and they will find a Stephen Minister to pair you with.
What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a way congregations can provide high-quality care and outreach to hurting people in the congregation and community.
Stephen ministers are congregation members who have gone through 50 hours of training to provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care. Each Stephen Minister is matched with a hurting person – men are paired with men, women with women — and meets weekly with that person to listen, care, pray, and encourage.
Stephen Minsters care for those dealing with grief, divorce, job loss, hospitalization, financial struggles, loneliness, convalescence, terminal illness, and many other life difficulties.