Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry extends the reach of pastoral care.  Trained lay people develop one-to-one Christian care relationships with individuals who are seeking  a friendly ear during a difficult period in their life.

Individuals with gifts of nurture and compassion participate in a 50 hour training program and are commissioned as Stephen Ministers.  Stephen Ministers are equipped and ready to enter into confidential relationships that help another through difficult situations in life.  They are not counselors or therapists but active, compassionate listeners.  Usually, they meet on a weekly basis to talk, to share ideas and possibilities, and to let their care receiver know that they are important in God’s eyes.

God often sends someone into our lives to be with us in tough times … Stephen Ministers are always open to be that person … wherever the Spirit leads.

Please call the Church Office at 412-343-8900 or email if you would like a Stephen Minister.