Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide confidential, one-to-one Christ-centered care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation or strained relationships.

Stephen Ministry is God’s love in action. The dedicated Stephen Ministers at Plymouth all share a passion for bringing God’s love and high-quality supportive care to people during a time of need.

What Stephen Ministers do

After being matched with a person experiencing a life crisis, the Stephen Minister 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 need for care exists.

A Stephen Minister is a compassionate and non-judgmental presence when someone is hurting. This care is entirely confidential—no one knows the identity of a care receiver except for their Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired them together.

Watch this short video to learn more.

How do I get a Stephen Minister?

Email LeAnn Stubbs, Minister of Care and Connection, or call her at 515.255.3149. You can also email Kathy Dewald, Stephen Ministry Referral Coordinator, kathydewald@msn.com or call her at 515.988.8182.

Questions about becoming a Stephen Minister can be answered by LeAnn Stubbs or any Stephen Minister. Look for them at in-person worship; they wear blue and white name badges.