What is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister may be found
in the spectrum of caregivers
between acquaintances and friends,
and your pastor or professional caregivers.

Stephen Ministers Are...

•    Lay Caregivers
•    Distinctively Christian Caregivers
•    Recruited
•    Trained
•    Commissioned
•    Supervised
•    Trustworthy
•    Part of an interdependent family of caregivers
•    One-on-one caregivers

Stephen Ministers Are Not...

•    Pastors
•    Clinical Specialists
•    Counselors
•    Spiritual Directors
•    Therapists
•    People in recovery
•    Best friends
•    Paid caregivers


From Acts 6: 1-7

So the twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables...
Choose from among you some who are known to be full of the Spirit and Wisdom.  We will turn this responsibility over to them...
They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, also they chose...
They presented these men to the apostles who prayed and laid their hands on them.

Stephen Ministers are...

Distinctively Christian