What is a
Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support at no charge to people experiencing life issues such as:
- • depression and loneliness
- • terminal illness
- • aging and disability
- • infertility, birth and adoption
- • spiritual crisis
- • grief and divorce
Since 1975, the Stephen Ministries Organization, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has helped more than 13,000 congregations implement Stephen Ministry. They have trained over 600,000 people. These congregations represent more than 170 denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 23 other countries. St. Lorenz has been a part of this ministry since 1988 and has over 65 members from our congregation.
Hours Stephen Ministers invested with their Care Receiver in 2017.
Our conversation could be the key
to someone's happiness
You might ask yourself, how do I introduce the Stephen Ministry to someone? First, pray for God to bless your conversation with this person. Then speak to this person about considering the support of a highly-trained, non-clergy care person, reminding them that it is a completely confidential conversation and requires no commitment. They can find out what we do and ask questions. Ask for their permission for you to contact a Stephen Leader or lead them to this website. We can be contacted in a variety of ways.