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Stephen Ministry Downloadable Resources

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Awareness-Building Resources

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“Stephen Ministers: The After People”

  • “Stephen Ministers: The After People”—Stephen Ministers come into a person’s life immediately after a crisis has hit and then provide care for as long after as needed. A great resource for helping people see the need, value, and purpose of Stephen Ministry in a congregation.

  • “I Began to Feel God’s Love Again”—A young woman describes how her caring relationship with her Stephen Minister allowed her to experience Jesus in a personal, tangible, life-transforming way.

  • “The Story behind Stephen Ministry”—In this interview from the radio show Hope for the Caregiver, the founder and Executive Director of Stephen Ministries St. Louis, shares about the beginning of Stephen Ministry, his personal experience receiving care, and how congregations can get involved.

  • “Real Ministry, Real Difference”—A man shares his story of discipleship, ministry, and unexpected transformation through becoming a Stephen Minister and witnessing God at work in his caring relationships.

  • “Stephen Ministry Snapshots”—A quick look at four different Stephen Ministry congregations, showing how Stephen Ministers are helping meet people’s emotional and spiritual needs in a wide range of church settings.

  • “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”—A moving story about a Stephen Minister and his first care receiver, this article provides a personal and powerful testimony to what Stephen Ministry is all about.

  • “The Blessings of Serving as a Stephen Minister”—For more than 600,000 Christian men and women, being a Stephen Minister has blessed them in ways they could not anticipate. Read what Stephen Ministers have to say about serving in this ministry.

  • “Care Receivers Share How Their Stephen Ministers Made a Difference”—This piece shows the wide variety of situations for which Stephen Ministers can provide care, as well as thoughts from care receivers about their experiences receiving care.

  • “A Vision for Beginning Stephen Ministry in Our Congregation”—A presentation to help people in the congregation recognize the need for Stephen Ministry and catch a vision for the life-changing power it has in the church and the community.

Information for Pastors Exploring Stephen Ministry

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“Stephen Ministry: A Win-Win-Win for Pastors, Caregivers, and Care Receivers”

Articles That Demonstrate the Many Benefits of Stephen Ministry

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“Stephen Ministers Helping People Get Back on Track”

Tools to Gain a Better Understanding of Stephen Ministry

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Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about the Stephen Series