"Carry each others' burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Stephen Ministry is a confidential, one-to-one care giving ministry. Everyone faces periods of crisis, transition, or difficulty. During these times, a caring relationship with someone who will faithfully listen, empathize, pray with them and for them, and encourage them with Christ's love and care can be a tremendous benefit.
Stephen Ministers are trained lay people within Hope's congregation who have received over fifty hours of specialized training. After an initial interview, a Stephen Minister may be assigned to a care receiver with whom he or she will meet weekly to encourage and walk with the person through a difficult season of life.