Stephen Ministry

Huntsville First United Methodist is a Stephen Ministry church. Stephen Ministry is a caring ministry where specially trained congregation members provide one-to-one, confidential Christian care to those experiencing a life challenge or crisis.

Do You Need a Stephen Minister?

We all experience challenges in life-times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care you need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as...

  • Hospitalization
  • Illness
  • Terminal illness
  • Chronic illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Separation or divorce
  • Childbirth or adoption, miscarriage, infertility
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Aging or taking care of the elderly
  • Moving to or from the community, relocation
  • Family member’s incarceration
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Military deployment

    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...

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