Become a Stephen Minister

Stephen Ministers Offer God’s Loving Presence

A Stephen Minister is a Bethany member who has completed 50 hours of Christ-centered relationship training and is willing to make a minimum two-year service commitment. Once trained, commissioned Stephen Ministers provide quality care to a care-receiver for about one hour each week, to help in a life challenge or crisis.  Commissioned Stephen Ministers also commit to attend peer supervision and continuing education sessions twice per month.


Information Coffee  ~  August 27 @ 7:00 PM  ~  Ministry Center

Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about Stephen Ministry.  You can pick up an application at this event or in the church office.  This season's training begins October 2.


Joys and Benefits of Being a Stephen Minister

  • Experience the fulfillment of serving God in a meaningful way.
  • Learn the skill of active listening, reaping the benefits in all of your relationships.
  • Be amazed at the joy of being a care giver and seeing God be the cure giver.
  • Develop a closer relationship with God as you become a vessel through which He heals His hurting children.
  • Discover the amazing transformation of your prayer life as you deepen your spiritual relationship with God.

Stephen Ministers Share their Experiences
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It really takes the pressure off to know I don’t have to try to fix things. All I need to do is just be there—and watch God work in my care receiver’s life.

A byproduct of being a Stephen Minister is that my faith has deepened. I talk to God all the time and constantly see Him at work in my life.

I feel now that God definitely has a use for me—to walk alongside someone and help make their load a little bit lighter.

Prayerfully Seek God’s Direction

Do your spiritual gifts, interests, wounds and passions match this ministry?
Are you desiring to grow spiritually and make a difference?
Is God calling you to Stephen Ministry?

For more information, contact:
Wynn Stenftenagel, Executive Pastor for Care Ministries
512-258-6017  x275