Stephen Ministry is an important care and support ministry offered through our church which, through the equipping of committed individuals, provides confidential one-to-one Christian care to those in our congregation and community who are experiencing trouble in their lives.

Stephen Ministry is meant to compliment the other care and support ministries by offering, and possibly providing, extended or long-term care.  Whereas other ministries may be there in a moment of crisis, a Stephen Minister may provide ongoing care after that initial moment of need.

Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a life crisis or difficulty, such as:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And more

If you would like to know more about Stephen Ministry, please contact us in confidence at: stephenministry@hpac.org