Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” — John 15:12

 

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. More than 11,000 congregations, from more than 160 denominations, in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 24 other countries, have Stephen Ministry.

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times.  

Who needs a Stephen Minister?

Any adult who is struggling with grief, divorce, cancer, hospitalization, physical rehabilitation, long-term care, chronic illness, terminal illness, job loss, loss of a home, military deployment, the onset of a disability, loneliness, spiritual crisis, or other life struggles.

How do I request a Stephen Minister?

If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, contact Pastor Josh at 512-258-9117 or at info@hopeaustin.org about Stephen Ministry. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide focused, confidential, one-to-one Christian care—to help that person experience the healing power of Christ’s love.

Talk to one of the Pastors and they will help you get connected with our Stephen Ministry Leaders.

 

How do I learn to be a Stephen Minister?

Contact the church office at 512-258-9117 or contact Pastor Josh at info@hopeaustin.org and you will be contacted with information regarding the application and training process. 

Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” — John 15:12

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