Roseville Campus

Address

2120 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Service Times

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

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White Bear Campus

Address

4604 Greenhaven Dr
White Bear Lake, MN 55127

Service Times

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:30 AM

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Stephen Ministry

Care

What do Stephen Ministers do? They walk beside a person who is struggling with hope due to a life crisis, adversity, or grief. The ministry is named for Stephen, a Christ-follower whose life and ministry is described in Acts 6-8. Stephen was one of seven people commissioned by the apostles to provide a care ministry for the widows of the church in Jerusalem. To prepare for lay ministry, Stephen Ministers receive thorough, practical training as well as ongoing supervision and support.

What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained to provide confidential one-on-one, Christ-centered care for people in crisis or with other pressing needs.

What do Stephen Ministers do?

  • Listen
  • Explore feelings
  • Pray
  • Share Christ’s love
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Meet with their care receiver regularly
  • Attend to the care-giving process and leave the results to God

Stephen Ministers are not...

  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Casual visitors

Stephen Ministers care for those who are:

  • Grieving loss of loved ones
  • In a crisis
  • Suffering from a chronic or terminal illness
  • Hospitalized
  • Experiencing post-partum symptoms
  • Challenges with adoption or fostering children
  • Working through life-transitions
  • Experiencing frustrating or challenging family issues
  • Going through a divorce
  • Affected by job loss
  • Lonely
  • Disabled or assisting a disabled family member
  • Struggling with separation due to military deployment

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