The LTC is for pastors, other staff, and lay leaders from your congregation who will serve as your Stephen Leaders—the team that will carry out the activities listed under “What do Stephen Leaders do?”
Each LTC draws hundreds of people from the U.S., Canada, and beyond. Participants come from a wide range of congregations (large and small—urban, suburban, rural) representing many denominations.
Congregations just beginning Stephen Ministry usually send two to four leaders—a pastor, perhaps another staff person, and one or more lay leaders—who then work as a team to begin and manage Stephen Ministry.
Congregations with an established Stephen Ministry send additional leaders as needed to grow their leadership team and keep the ministry strong and healthy.