Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry


Franconia’s Stephen Leader is Barb Lawrence.

Stephen Ministry is a lay ministry program grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through a confidential one-on-one caring relationship with a Stephen Minister, someone experiencing challenging times can receive the love, care and support that they need.

  • Is life more than you can handle alone right now?
  • Is your health or attitude affected? Relationships?
  • Are you adjusting to a new job, a change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move?
  • Are you caring for someone experiencing these or other life transitions?
  • Would you like to have another caring presence in your life?

Please consider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey back to wholeness.

A Stephen Minister IS:

  • a caring, Christian friend who really listens, and offers unconditional support;
  • a lay person who has received more than 50 hours of training, as well as continuing education, on how to provide confidential, distinctively Christian care;
  • a child of God who walks beside a hurting person.

A Stephen Minister IS NOT:

  • a counselor or therapist;
  • a substitute for professional care;
  • a problem-solver;
  • a casual visitor.

If you would like to explore having a Stephen Minister, let our pastor know, or contact our Stephen Ministry leader for a confidential discussion.


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