Stephen Ministry is a system through which members of Sacred Heart Parish are trained and organized to help provide Christian caregiving to members of our congregation and community. This will multiply the amount of caring ministry Sacred Heart can provide by giving us a whole team of skilled caregivers who are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving, in crisis or experiencing other stresses in life.

Stephen Ministry is based on the idea that all Christians are ministers. The responsibility for passing on God’s love is for all Christians, not just for a chosen few. God has given us all gifts for ministry and called us to put those gifts to use. Stephen Ministry is a way people with special gifts for caring ministry can bring Christ’s love to people in need.

Do you want to learn more? Check out the links below or talk to Deacon Ken Funk, Susanna Riley, or Christine Ardnt, parish health educator.

What is Stephen Ministry?

What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Minister Training

Care Receivers Tell Their Stories

Stephen Ministry Resources