Stephen Ministry


Stephen Ministers are laypeople—

Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. 

Use your God-given gifts in meaningful ministry to others.

 Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.Does this sound like you? Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 11,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers. You can become one, too!It may be the best 50 hours of training you'll ever experience! Here’s why:

  • Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.
  • You gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.
  • You develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
  • You deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.

Don’t miss out!  For information,  Linda Campbell (805) 498-2217  or visit the Stephen Ministries web page, click on link below.