Stephen Ministry 



Stephen Ministry is One-on-One Ministry by a trained, caring friend.


Ministering to those who are experiencing:

Loneliness Hospitalization Being Homebound Retirement Changes Anxiety and Depression Loss of a Loved One Terminal or Chronic illness

A Stephen Minister is:

      • A caring Christian who walks beside a person who is hurting
      • A church member with gifts for care giving
      • A lay person who has received 50  hours of training
      • A friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
      • Someone who will be there for you, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week for as long as there is a need
If you could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister—
If you know someone who could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister—
If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister—
Let us know: or call 623-584-2280
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2

STEPHEN MINISTRY But I call to God, and the Lord saves me.  Psalm 55:16

  Many of you may see Stephen Ministers as assistants with Holy Communion on First Sunday Services.  However, they are much, much more.  A Stephen Minister is a child of God who walks beside a hurting person, a caring Christian friend who really listens, and a lay person who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care.
Please contact Pastor Alma Aguirre-Olivares at (623) 584-2280 Ext. 106 or Marilyn Foster Stephen Leader at (602)373-1943