Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
The Stephen Ministry Program at Calvary United Methodist Church equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian, one-on-one, confidential care to people going through tough times. Stephen Ministers are lay persons who have received 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving covering such topics as listening, feelings, boundaries, confidentiality, and using Christian resources in caregiving. In addition, Stephen Ministers meet twice monthly for supervision and continuing education.
Care receivers are people who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people going through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
How to get connected to a Stephen Minister
If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Michael Marion, 683-3913, or Referrals Coordinator, Michael Farkas, 744-0836, or complete the Care Request Form. We wish to reiterate all matters pertaining to Stephen Ministry are strictly confidential. All Stephen Ministry relationships are paired women-to-women, and men-to-men.
If you would like more information about becoming a Stephen Minister at Calvary, please contact one of our Stephen Minister Leaders below, check out answers to frequently asked questions, or connect to the Stephen Ministries St. Louis website.