What is Stephen Ministry?

A program that provides distinctively Christian one-on-one lay caring ministry to those who are experiencing life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and our community. Stephen Ministers are congregation members who have received 50 hours of training by Stephen Leaders to provide high quality care. They are care givers who have responded to Christ’s call to “carry one another’s burdens and in this way fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

Everyone needs someone to care, listen and share God’s love from time to time-to get through a difficult period of confusion, stress, or loneliness. If you are struggling through a difficult time; experiencing grief, separation or divorce, job loss, illness, loss of a loved one, life changes, or some other life challenge and you believe that you would benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister, please contact our pastor or our Stephen Leader, Ann St. John on 248-474-6573 or ann5@farmingtonfumc.org.