Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ
A CARING MINISTRY
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry. St. Paul's Lutheran, Pastor Ratcliffe and our Stephen Leaders equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
THE BLESSINGS OF STEPHEN MINISTRY
“Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12 RSV).
Stephen Ministry multiplies blessings throughout the church and community.
Congregations receive a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ’s commandment to love one another.
Pastors have a team of gifted, trained, and committed lay caregivers ready to minister to hurting people.
Laypeople nurture and use their gifts in meaningful ministry, growing spiritually as they serve others.
People who are hurting have a caring Christian friend who provides emotional and spiritual support.