Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Is life more than you can handle alone right now? Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love, can help carry you through those times.


Loneliness :: Loss of Spouse :: Retirement Changes :: Unemployment :: Discouragement :: Childbirth :: Hospitalization :: Divorce :: Grief :: Terminal Illness :: Unable to leave your home :: Recent Move :: Questions about God and Faith

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one, confidential, caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care that they need to support them.

Are your health, your attitude, or your relationships suffering?
Are you adjusting to a new job, a change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, a recent move?
Would you like to have someone in your life who really cares?

How to Get a Stephen Minister

Step One :: You are hurting and in need of Christian care.
Step Two :: Call the Caring Ministries Office at 818-788-4200 ext. 187 to set up a meeting for you to speak with the Coordinator of Caring Ministries about Stephen Ministry.


What a Stephen Minister is...

• A child of God who walks along side a hurting person.
• A caring Christian friend who really listens.
• A lay person who has received 50 hours of training on how to provide distinctively Christian care.


What a Stephen Minister is not...

A counselor or therapist
A problem solver
A casual visitor


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
-Matthew 11:28