Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry recognizes the brokeness in all of us... 
and helps to bring Christ's healing to us through each other.


A Stephen Minister is...

  • a caring Christian - desiring to offer support to others in time of need
  • a sharing Christian - bringing who he/she is to each helping relationship, as a partner in another's life experiences
  • a trained Christian - having developed helping skills through intensive coursework
  • a dedicated Christian - one committed to confidential, in-depth caring

 A Stephen Minister is not...

  • a professional pastor, therapist, counselor, or psychologist
  • a social worker providing lots of physical services
  • an expert in law, finance, church doctrine, etc.
  • a brief, superficial visitor 'touching base' with people now and then

Can a Stephen Minister help you? Do you need help?

  • Have you recently suffered a loss?
  • Are you new in the community and feeling uprooted?
  • Do you doubt God's presence and love for you?
  • Do your job worries seem too great to handle? Are they getting you down?
  • Are you, or someone you love, facing hospitalization or surgery?
  • Are you feeling depressed? Do you often wish you had someone to share your thoughts with?
  • Are you confused about events in you life?
  • Are you hurting?

If you are in need of a Stephen Minister, or know someone who is please call 708-448-5220 or email Jill Long at

For more information about Stephen Ministries, please visit their website at

Stephen Ministry/HEROES Care Workshop 8am - 4pm Saturday
Sat, May 06, 2017

Stephen Ministry Meeting First and Third Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Thu, May 18, 2017