What is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay-people to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministers Care for
People Facing Tough Times

We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from care and support.

Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as: loss of a loved one, hospitalization, divorce or separation, loneliness or discouragement, spiritual crisis, unemployment or a job crisis, a terminal illness, incarceration, aging, birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility, a chronic illness, relocation, recovery after an accident or disaster, and many other life challenges. 
Want to receive care? or know someone in need of care? Please contact richard@greatbridgebaptist.org or fill out the form below and give that to Pastor Richard during our office hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm.
We would love to care and support you.

Stephen Ministry Is Your Ministry

You play an important role in our Stephen Ministry. Here's what you can do:
  • Pray for God to bring hope and healing to hurting people through our Stephen Ministry.
  • Accept care from a Stephen Minister during your time of need. God doesn't expect you to bear your burdens alone.
  • Tell a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative who is hurting about our Stephen Ministry.
  • If you are a compassionate person and a good listener, prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister.