What is Stephen Ministry?


Stephen Ministry is a ministry at St. Paul’s Leaskdale in which trained and supervised lay persons, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties.

Stephen Ministers listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional support to people who are facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care you’ll receive is confidential. There is no fee.

Stephen Ministry ministers to those experiencing challenges such as:

Loneliness, loss of a spouse, retirement changes, unemployment, discouragement, childbirth, hospitalization, divorce\grief, terminal illness, questions about God and faith among others.

A Stephen Minister is:

Someone who cares

Someone who supports

Someone who listens

Someone who shares

To learn how you- or a friend, neighbour,  or relative-can receive care, talk to Karen Rennie Director of Community (krennie64@gmail.com) or Pastor Andrew or Liz.