Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry trains FBG members to provide one-to-one distinctively Christian care to individuals who are currently experiencing life difficulties.

Kevin Ueckert's Story


What is a Stephen Minister?

  • A church member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected and trained to serve in this role.
  • A fellow Christian who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages.
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long there’s a need.

In what situations can a Stephen Minister help?

We all experience challenges in life—times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the care you need when faced with any difficulty or crisis, such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Relocation
  • Life transition
  • Stress related to child-rearing
  • Stress related to caring for a loved one
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or job crisis
  • Terminal or chronic illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption or infertility
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Deployment of a loved one for military service

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Steve's Experience With His Stephen Minister

Steve's Story