Stephen Ministry


Christ caring for people through people.

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.  Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Immanuel has lay leaders and Stephen Ministers who have been trained through this program to provide care for those in need.  Click here for more information on the Stephen Ministry.

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Become a Stephen Minister:  An Opportunity to Serve, Love, and Grow! 

Stephen Ministers are members of Immanuel who complete 50 hours of caregiving training and then work alongside our pastor in providing emotional and spiritual support to people who are going difficult circumstances such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness.  

To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister, please feel free to get in touch with one of our Stephen Minister leaders – Becky Luckstein, Chris Stelling, or Mary Timm by calling the church office at (507) 534-3700.