Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry volunteers are trained lay people who provide ongoing Christian care to people experiencing a wide range of life needs or crises.

Stephen Ministry outreach services suspended until further notice

At SpiriTrust Lutheran® we are committed to caring for the total well-being of those we serve and those that serve. As such, we are closely monitoring ongoing developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus to our residents, clients, participants, team members and volunteers. Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and the PA Department of Health, we have made the decision to suspend outreach services through Stephen Ministry until further notice.

We appreciate the trust many place in our trained Stephen Ministers. We look forward to serving clients again in the future once this unprecedented health care crisis has subsided.

Get Help through Stephen Ministry

Through confidential one-on-one relationships, receive the love and support you need.

Everyone goes through difficult times.  Having someone to care, listen and share God’s love can help with confusion, stress or loneliness.  This free service enables those who receive care to grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord.

Stephen Ministers help meet the needs of individuals who are:

  • Physically ill or hospitalized
  • Bereaved
  • Transitioning through jobs
  • Divorced or separated
  • Disabled or homebound
  • Experiencing a spiritual crisis
  • Lonely or discouraged
  • Experiencing stress in family relationships
  • Looking for a caring, objective listener

Become a Stephen Minister

Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training based solidly on Biblical testimony and the best tools of the health and psychological sciences. SpiriTrust Lutheran Stephen Ministry provides training to interested individuals in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York counties.

A Stephen Minister is:

  • Grounded in faith and prayer
  • A child of God who walks beside a hurting person
  • A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
  • A lay volunteer who has received 50 hours of training, based solidly on biblical testimony and drawing from the best tools of the health and psychological sciences
  • A lay volunteer who is required to participate in regular sessions of continuing education and supervision

Become a Stephen Minister

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