"Leading with Care"
About Us

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry Logo symbolizes that we are all broken people and that it is through the love of Christ that we are made whole.

"Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
- Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministers are lay people - Christian men and women - trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, loneliness, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation.

Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life and have a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen Ministers are trained by their congregation’s Stephen Leaders. The training they receive in the congregation equips them to provide high-quality care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister begins a caring relationship when he or she is matched with a person experiencing a life crisis. The Stephen Minister then meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The caring relationship lasts as long as the person is in need of care.

There are times when each of us needs the care of another person... a Christian friend... a Stephen Minister. If you are dealing with any of the following challenges in your life, please contact us so that we can help.

Contact Edythe Arnott or Diane Aitken, Stephen Leaders at stephenministy@standrewstpaul.com or call 514.842.3431