Stephen Ministry

Christ caring for people through people

Stephen Leaders & Ministers

Stephen Leaders are church staff, lay leaders, and pastors trained at a Leader’s Training Course to provide ongoing leadership for their congregation’s Stephen Ministry. First Christian Church of Malvern currently has 12 Stephen Leaders.

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week for about an hour. FCCM is currently looking for individuals desiring to train to become a Stephen Minister. See one of our Stephen Leaders or call the office. You can also learn more by going to the Stephen Ministry website.

Care Ministry

In the book of Acts, Stephen was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need. Caring ministry has been always considered a hallmark of the Christian faith community.

Stephen Ministry is appropriate for people experiencing:

  • grief
  • divorce
  • cancer
  • hospitalization
  • physical rehabilitation
  • long-term care
  • chronic illness
  • terminal illness
  • job loss
  • loss of a home
  • military deployment
  • the onset of a disability
  • spiritual crisis
  • many other life struggles

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