Farmington, Michigan
(248) 474-6573
info@FarmingtonFUMC.org

What do Stephen Ministers Do?

Stephen Ministers are committed Christian men and women who…

  • Express God’s care through their lives to others.
  • Congregation members who have received 50 hours of training by Stephen Leaders to provide high quality Christian care.
  • Meet with their assigned care receiver regularly (on average 1 hour per week) to offer spiritual support and care.
  • Participate in regular support and supervision under the guidance of trained Stephen Leaders. 
  • Are committed to preserving the confidential nature of the caring relationship.
  • Receive continuing education and skill building throughout their years of service. 

“Stephen Ministers are the CARE-givers…God is the Cure-giver.”

A Stephen Minister is NOT…..

  • A counselor or therapist
  • A problem solver
  • An occasional visitor

What is a care receiver? 

Care Receivers are members of our congregation or our community who are struggling through a difficult time in life and who receive care from a Stephen Minister. 

Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister:

  • The relationship between a care receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential
  • Men are matched with men; women with women.