St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

Christian Caregiving A Way of Life – Led by Rev. Terry Phillips


Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Want to Learn more? Check out the video about Stephen Ministry

Need Christian Counseling?

Receivers of care from Stephen Ministers come from our own membership as well as friends and family referred by Faith’s members.  Care receivers meet one-on-one with an assigned, trained Stephen Minister where the relationship is held in confidence. Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support as a compassionate and caring Christian friend.

Stephen Ministry is a Christian counseling resource for people who are experiencing tough times that could include such things as job loss, loss of a spouse or family member, financial difficulties, illness, aging or needing to move from their home to a care facility.

In what type of situations do Stephen Ministers provide care?

Stephen Ministry is appropriate for people experiencing


  • 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


    Please contact the church office or Rev. Terry Phillips if you or if you know someone that could use a Stephen Minister