Stephen Ministry

What is it?
Stephen Ministers are volunteers who offer confidential Christian care to those who seek prayerful, emotional support to deal with stress, grief, life transitions or other concerns. They offer empathetic listening, unconditional positive regard, and other resources and referrals as needed. St. Francis’ Stephen Ministry is part of a worldwide caregiving network.

How do I receive care through Stephen Ministry?
If you would like to receive pastoral care from a Stephen Minster, please contact Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205, ext. 241.

How could I become a Stephen Minister?
Stephen Ministers commit to 50 hours of initial training. After that, ministers take part in ongoing supervision and education twice a month during a two-year ministry commitment.

To learn more about Stephen Ministry, (click here).