This ministry provides one-on-one Christian care giving by lay church members trained to be Christian caregivers. Stephen Ministers care for people facing tough times. We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers have gone through 50 hours of specialized training and are ready to provide emotional and spiritual care to persons going through difficult times, such as:

  • Loneliness
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Illness or Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Unemployment or job crises
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Aging process
  • Changes in relationships
  • Parenting challenges
  • And more…

Stephen Ministers usually meet for one hour, once a week. There is no charge to have a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministry is strictly confidential.

To receive care from a Stephen Minister, please contact stephenminister@fumccoppell.org.