What Is Stephen Ministry?
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry within Peace Lutheran, and many other congregations.
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers – called Stephen Ministers – to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Who can receive the care of a Stephen Minister?
Care receivers are people – congregation members and others in the community – who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life: experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
What if I (or someone I know) could use a Stephen Minister?
To find out if a Stephen Minister is someone you – or someone you love – may need to walk beside you, talk to any of our Stephen Leaders: Marcy Midtaune (firstname.lastname@example.org), Robyn Hanisch (email@example.com), or Pastor Renae Boehmer.
You can also fill out our Stephen Ministry form:
All submissions sent to Pastor Renae Boehmer. Check your email for submission receipt – notification may be in a ‘junk’ folder.
Want to know more?
Read this story about one man’s experience as a care receiver: stephenministries.org/PDFs/Grateful_for_Stephen_Ministry.pdf
Read about one Stephen Minister’s experience: stephenministries.org/PDFs/WellDoneGoodAndFaithfulServant.pdf
Need more information? Contact Pastor Renae – firstname.lastname@example.org