A Stephen Ministry Congregation

Cross Lutheran is a Stephen Ministry Congregation

If you are going through a difficult time, consider a Stephen Minister to help you through it.

If you know of someone facing difficulties, recommend they reach out for a Stephen Minster. Let Christ care for you through us.

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing laypeople

to provide one-to-one care to hurting people in the congregation and the community.

There are three main groups of people involved in Stephen Ministry:

  • Stephen Leaders are lay leaders, church staff, and pastors trained by Stephen Ministries St. Louis to direct their congregation's Stephen Ministry.
  • Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to provide care to hurting individuals.
  • Care receivers are people who meet with a Stephen Minister to receive care while experiencing a difficult time in life. 

The name Stephen Ministry comes from Stephen, one of the first lay people commissioned by the Apostles

to provide caring ministry to those in need (Acts 6:1-7).

Do you have need for a Stephen Minister or

are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? 

Contact a Stephen Leader

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