Stephen Ministry

 Stephen Ministry is caring for people facing tough times. We all experience challenges in life--times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. The death of a loved one, loss of our own health or someone we care for, the loss of a job, or divorce can prompt the need for someone to care for us one on one. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty in our lives. It is a confidential ministry. The Stephen Ministers are trained to listen and "be there" when you need them, for as long as you need them. Contact Bill Heinle, Pastor of Caring Ministries, at 520.836.5981, if you or someone you know might benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister.

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Stephen Minister Training

“The Best 50 Hours of Training You'll Ever Experience!”

Here’s why Stephen Ministers frequently say that about their training:

  • Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.
  • You gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.
  • You develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
  • You deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.
  • You feel a special bond with those in your class—experiencing real Christian community.

Stephen Minister training is a lot of fun!