Stephen Ministry

A Confidential Lay Ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church

Christ Caring for People Through People

"Bear one anotherís burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ"

Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry
Featured on PBS

The PBS "Religion and Ethics" news show recently aired an eight-minute feature on Stephen Ministry that vividly describes the life-changing ministry happening in thousands of congregations.

View the Stephen Ministry feature on the PBS Web site, where you'll also find several bonus features--including a nine-minute interview with Stephen Ministries' founder and executive director, Kenneth C. Haugk.

For more information,

contact the National Stephen Ministry Web Site: www.stephenministries.org

 

Who May Need A Stephen Minister?

People who are dealing with:  
  • Illness/hospitalization

  • Chronic Illness
  • An illness in the family
  • Family frustrations/challenges
  • Moving transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Death or serious loss
  • Divorce
  • Pregnancy/Adoption
  • A disability

  • A disabled family member

  • Terminal Illness

  • Job Loss

  • Financial Setbacks

  • Aging and related issues

  • Faith issues

  • Major life changes




What Does a Stephen Minister Do?

       Listens

       Encourages

       Keeps Confidences

 

       Supports

       Prays

       Walks Beside a Hurting Person

Stephen Ministers are Committed Christians who:

  • Receive extensive training care- giving skills
  • Visit another person regularly

 

  • Are committed to maintaining confidentiality
  • Listen to our concerns

Stephen Ministers are NOT

  • Counselors

  • Therapists
  • Problems Solvers
  • Casual Visitors

How to Refer Someone for a Stephen Minister:

 
  1. Identify someone who is hurting

  2. Share this brochure with that Person

  3. Get permission to call a Stephen Leader

 

Our Stephen Leaders will contact the person in need

CAROL HILL (443-262-9547)
LOUISA WELCH (410-556-2034)

 

You do not need to be a member of Trinity Lutheran Church to call.

Christian caring is for everyone, everywhere.

 

For more information,

contact the National Stephen Ministry Web Site: www.stephenministries.org