Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through confidential one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love, care, and support they need.

Stephen Ministers are members of our church who have received extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are dealing with health crises and other difficulties. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists.  In addition, our team of Stephen Ministers provides communion bimonthly to those who are homebound or in assisted living facilities. 

Stephen Ministers are lay Christians trained a minimum of 50 hours and supervised by clergy and trained Stephen Leaders to provide effective Christian care to members of our church and surrounding community.

If you or someone you know might benefit from having a Stephen Minister walk with them through a difficult time, please email our Stephen Leaders at or contact Rev. Carolyn Clifton or Jim Reavis in the church office at 770-536-2341. All communication is confidential.