What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry equips Bethany members (Stephen Ministers) to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care, to persons experiencing difficulties such as changes in relationships, family, employment, relocation, finances, health, spiritual needs, and more.
Stephen Ministry carefully recruits, selects, trains, and provides on-going support to Stephen Ministers so they can provide the best care to their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ commands…
“To equip the saints for the work of ministry.” Ephesians 4:12a
“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
The Stephen Ministry Logo symbolizes that we all are broken people and that it is only through the cross of Jesus that we are made whole. The Stephen Minister is the Care Giver. Christ is the Cure Giver.
For more information or a referral, contact:
Wynn Stenftenagel, Care Ministries Pastor