Stephen Ministry

Christ Caring for People Through People

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” -Galatians 6:2

What Stephen Ministers do: 

  • listen
  • encourage
  • pray
  • provide one-to-one confidential care

Who Stephen Ministers care for:

We care for anyone struggling with a life issue no matter how seemingly insignificant or insurmountable. If it feels distressing to you, Stephen Ministers wants to walk with you through the trial. Below is a list of just some of the life crises we can help with:

  • Grief
  • Death
  • Hospitalization
  • Long-Term Care
  • Divorce
  • Aging
  • Illness
  • Relocation
  • Discouragement
  • Loneliness
  • Life Transition
  • Disaster, Accident
  • Unemployment, Job Crises
  • Loss Associated with Aging
  • Childbirth, Adoption,
  • Miscarriage, Barrenness

To sign up for a Stephen Minister, call the office at 757-496-5700, or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday at church. 

Would you like to learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister?  We’re looking for people who:

  • Show mercy
  • Listen attentively
  • Focus on others
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Seek to be Christ-centered

To learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister, please email

Learn more about the Stephen Ministries around the world here.