Stephen Ministry Training


Learn, Grow, and Serve by becoming a Stephen Minister

Would you like to be a part of a ministry that gives people care and support: when they need it most-while making a difference in your own life? Consider becoming a Stephen Minister!

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who provide one-to-one caring ministry to people experiencing grief, divorce, loneliness, job loss, hospitalization, and other life difficulties.

As a Stephen Minister, you’ll be equipped to provide a very high level of care. After your training, our Stephen Leaders will match you with someone in need of care. Men are matched with men, and women are matched with women. You’ll meet with that person once a week to listen, care, pray, encourage, and reflect Christ’s presence in his or her life. Stephen Ministry is life-changing for both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister skills can enhance relationships in other areas of your life as well.

Visit to learn about others’ experiences in serving as a Stephen Minister.  A training session will begin on August 6, 2018.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister and to pre-register for the training, contact one of our Stephen Leader’s, Edd (330-844-4497) or Judy (330) 330-844-4498 Matako or Brenda Johnson at (330) 639-1767.