Stephen's Ministry

Support Through Trials

Stephen Ministry is an arm of LifeSpring Christian Church’s pastoral care that reaches out to comfort people facing life issues. It is Jesus helping people through people, through weekly one on one confidential, non-judgmental meetings to give people practical tools to work through crisis and/or grief in order to bring wholeness.

Stephen Ministers are ordinary, non-professional people who have completed 50 hours of training to provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where one can unburden themselves to an empathetic ear. They are trained not to “fix it” but to offer prayer, redirection to the Lord, a strong listening ear and support through the days after trials and/or loss.

They are trained to support you through many of life’s difficult circumstances such as…
  • Loss of a family member
  • Facing a life transition
  • Struggling with faith in God
  • Dealing with a job crisis
  • Coping with divorce
  • Etc. 

A Stephen's Ministry Testimony

The following are outside the Stephen Minister’s scope of care:
  • Minors
  • Couples or families
  • Severe depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Abuse Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Violent behavior
  • Serious mental or emotional disturbances
  • Monetary needs
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Career placement

Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister?

If so, your next step is to fill out the form below, or you may also contact the church office at (208) 629-2001 and ask for the Stephen Ministry Recruiting Coordinator who will contact you to explain more.