The Stephen Ministry was formed in response to God's love and Jesus' command, "Love one another, even as I have loved you." Stephen Ministers answer this call in a special way by "being there" for people in crisis or people who need a Christian presence amid the struggles of life.
Everyone needs Christian care at some point in his or her life. No one is exempt from the struggles and problems of everyday living. Since no pastor can provide ongoing care to each person who needs it, Stephen Ministers try to be Jesus to people in need. By listening, being there, and ministering through Christian resources such as prayer, blessing, and sharing Scriptures, Stephen Ministers can help in a unique way.