What Stephen Ministers Do

With a minimum of a two-year commitment, Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training and once active in the ministry, they attend ongoing continuing education and peer supervision. 

●They meet one-hour per week to listen, encourage, and accept a person receiving care, while maintaining complete confidentiality.

●They provide support - prayer, Scripture, referrals - in appropriate ways to meet the needs of the care receiver.

And Do NOT Do

●They are not counselors or therapists; nor do they give advice or tell people how to solve their problems.

●They do not run errands or provide transportation.


View a reflection on the patron saint of Stephen Ministry: St. Simon of Cyrene.