Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Important to Note:

Stephen Ministers are not counselors. They are trained Christian caregivers. Their role is to listen and to care – not counsel or advise.

Stephen Ministry is a supervised ministry. Stephen Ministers engage in twice-monthly supervision to ensure they are providing the best quality Christian care.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. What a care receiver tells a Stephen Minister remains confidential. Even in supervision, the names of care receivers and specific details are never discussed.

To learn more, contact Diana Mitchell at diana.mitchell@mbcnc.org.