This amazing ministry seeks to train lay people to care for others within and beyond their congregations. Often times, pastors’ time is in such high demand that they are not able to give the focused one-to-one time that they desire. This ministry was created to care for people going through any number of situations like grief, divorce, job loss, or caregiving. These trained lay people meet with someone for an hour a week to listen and be there consistently, especially during those more difficult parts of life’s journey.
Are you in need of a pastoral visit? Would you like a lay member to visit you once a month or even on a weekly basis? Do you need communion? Fill out this confidential form which is sent directly to a pastor.
In the hospital? Bethel calls the hospitals three times a week, but occasionally, names are not reported to us or someone is not officially listed under Bethel’s name. A Bethel pastor would love to come see you, but please let them know!
Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which trained and supervised Bethel lay persons provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties. This may include the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministers are caring, Christian friends who listen, understand, accept and pray for, and with, those who are working through a crisis or tough time.
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