Discipleship News IconStephen Ministry is a ministry at SPL 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, hospitalisation, 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 or Pastor Andrew or Liz.