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Care Receivers Tell Their Stories

“My Stephen Minister Is Truly a Gift”

A Stephen Minister comes alongside a hurting person and meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. Men are paired with men; women with women.

Over the years, well over one-and-a-half million people have benefited from the one-to-one, Christ-centered care of a Stephen Minister. This care is entirely confidential—no one knows the identity of a care receiver except for his or her Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired the two together. The care receivers featured here stepped forward willingly to share their stories.

“Getting Me Plugged into My Church”
“Refusing to Give Up on Me”
 
“I Can Tell Him Anything”
“Connected with God in a Way I Never Felt Before”
 

Printed Stories about Stephen Ministry in Action

Here are additional Stephen Ministry stories (PDF format) that you can print and share with others in your congregation.

“I Began to Feel God’s Love Again”

Stephen Ministry Featured on PBS

The PBS show Religion & Ethics featured a segment about Stephen Ministry. Watch the video on the PBS website for another opportunity to meet some care receivers.

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