Sometimes people need care. They need someone with a listening ear and an empathetic heart to help them get through a tough time. The goal of the Stephen Ministry program at St. Luke is to provide one-on-one Christian care to those who are experiencing difficult and challenging life situations. Stephen Ministers are volunteer members of the church specially trained to listen, support, and pray with you. For information about receiving the care of a Stephen Minister or about being trained as a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Bob McKee at (408)736-9216.
The Stephen Series is an organization of lay people who provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation.
The Stephen Series provides congregations like St. Luke with the structure, training, and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry (called Stephen Ministry) in the congregation. At St. Luke, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it.
Who Benefits from Stephen Ministry?
People Who Need Care . . .
• Receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs
• Find hope, healing, and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister
• Know they are remembered and supported by their congregation in times of personal difficulty
• Receive ongoing care for continuing needs long after the onset of a crisis, when many others have forgotten about
• Grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord as they experience God's unconditional love for them through their Stephen Minister
Contact Pastor Bob McKee at (408)736-9216 for additional information.