About Stephen Ministry At Emory Fellowship
The Stephen Series, also called "Stephen Ministry," provides congregations with the training, resources, and ongoing support to organize and equip a team of lay caregivers--called Stephen Ministers -- in the congregation.
Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.
Since 1975, the Stephen Ministries organization, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has helped more than 11,000 congregations implement Stephen Ministry. These congregations represent more than 150 denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 23 other countries.
Stephen Ministry at Emory is being led by our trained Stephen Leaders Team of Ann London and Marcia Mendenhall.
To be instruments of God by serving people one-on-one with the love of Jesus Christ so that those suffering may have an abundant (whole) life in Him. (John 10:10)
To establish a compassionately caring ministry that will foster wholeness by recruiting and selecting ministers; equipping them to serve others by listening, comforting and praying for those who are burdened with the issues of life; and mentoring disciples who will following the teachings of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
Who Benefits from Stephen Ministry?
Receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs
Find hope, healing, and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister
Know they are remembered and supported by their congregation in times of personal difficulty
Receive ongoing care for continuing needs long after the onset of crisis, when many others have forgotten about them
Grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord as they experience God's unconditional love for them through their Stephen Minister