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?

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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.