Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential Ministry.  The identity of those receiving care is private.

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are laypeople – Christian men and women- from all walks of life with a wealth of experiences.  They received high quality training which equips them to provide distinctively Christian confidential, nonjudgmental, compassionate care on a one-to-one basis.

What are some of life’s challenges?

 We all experience tough times in life.  There are times when we feel alone and it is helpful to have a caring individual to listen.  Stephen Ministers provide the emotional and spiritual support needed when faced with a crisis or difficult situation such as—   

                    Grief                                           Workplace struggles

                    Divorce                                      Hospitalization

                    Job Loss                                     Loneliness

                    Illness                                         Discouragement

                    Relocation                                  Aging                                                             

                    Separation from family

 

How can you find out more about Stephen Ministry?

Go to https://www.stephenministries.org/

To further explore the possibility of having the support of a Stephen Minister at Ascension, please call the church office at 517-337-9703 and ask to speak with the Pastor or Stephen Leader.