Stephen Ministry at KFCC

Stephen Ministry at FCC Help-Hope-HealingOur Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay people as caregivers to provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community with high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.   You will find more information and helpful videos, personal testimonies and much more at the Stephen Ministry Saint Louis Web site

 A Stephen Leader is:

  • Stephen Leaders receive 50 hours of training at a one-week Leadership Training Conference.
  • Stephen Leaders are the ones who oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry.
  • Stephen Leaders recruit, select, train, supervise and facilitate continuing education for Stephen Ministers. 

 A Stephen Minister is:

  • A congregation member trained by Stephen Leaders within the congregation.
  • A skilled lay person who receives 50 hours of high-quality instruction, using Stephen Ministry Training material from Stephen Ministries in Saint Louis.
  • A faith-filled Christian who is compassionate, listens and empathizes with people going through difficult times.
  • A person who usually meets one on one with a person once a week for about an hour maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • A person who provides Christian Encouragement, Prayer, Compassion, Trust, Spiritual Support, Empathy, and more.

  A Stephen Minister is not:  A Counselor, therapist, problem solver, or casual friend.

A Stephen Minister is ready to provide emotional and spiritual care needed when a person faces a crisis or difficulty such as: 
     Grief                                   Hospitalization                 Job loss or unemployment 
     Loneliness                       Spiritual Crisis                  Disability
     Divorce                              Relocation                          Aging
     Bereavement                   Accident Recovery          Terminal or chronic illness


  A Stephen Minister is a Caregiver ---

God is the Cure Giver!  

  As Stephen Ministers we are called to, “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of  Christ.”  (Galatians 6:2) and  Through Stephen Ministry our Congregation receives a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ’s commandment “Love one another---as I have loved you.” (John13:34)

  For more information about Stephen Ministry, contact our Stephen Leaders; - Janet Kelley, or Eilleen Woodmansee, through the Church Office at 603 642-7256.