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be a Stephen Minister


What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are laypeople who are equipped to engage in the work of the ministry of care. Stephen Ministers offer a non-anxious presence when providing care for someone facing a life challenge or crisis. Stephen Ministers are not social workers or therapists. They are not responsible for fixing people or things. Stephen Ministers are lay persons who sense a spiritual calling (gift or passion) to show-up, be present and care for another individual who is facing a life changing crisis, loss, or transition. Stephen Ministers are gifted, trained, supported and affirmed volunteers with a heart to serve the Lord through service to others facing and living through a particular type of need.

If you are interested in considering becoming a Stephen Minister complete the application below. Following submission of your Stephen Ministry Application the Director of Care will contact you to set up a face-to-face interview. You are not committing yourself to service as a Stephen Ministry just by submitting your application or participating in an interview.


Stephen Ministry Training and Commitments

Every Stephen Minister will participate in training, supervision and Christian Care.
Below is the outline of time commitments for Stephen Ministry at Hunt Valley Church:
1. Training: A one-time training experience that will consist of
three 8-hour Saturday retreats.
2. Individual Supervision: 1 monthly 20-30 minute face-to-face or
phone conversation with the Director of Care.
3. Group Supervision: 1st Saturday of the month 2-hour group
4. Continuing Education: TBD and held during the 1st Saturday of the
month Group Supervision session on a topic that is group/ministry
5. Christian Care: 1 hour per week with care receiver. One-on-one
and in person. Phone “visits” maybe required (infrequently) but not
as standard procedure.

Apply to be a Stephen Minister

Contact office@huntvalleychurch.org with any questions related to Stephen Ministry.