Stephen Ministry

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What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in our congregation. Stephen Ministry equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  —Galatians 6:2


What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are members of Olmsted Community Church trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.

To learn more about Stephen Ministers and the caring work they do, CLICK HERE to visit our special information page.

Would you like to pray with a Stephen Minister?

Our Stephen Ministers are available to meet, pray and listen in times of crisis or spiritual need. If you would like to visit with a Stephen Minister, contact the church office or email our team at

Is God Calling You?

If you sense that God might be calling you to serve as a Stephen Minister, the first step is to find out more about getting involved.

Contact our Stephen Leaders Jo and Sue, or call the church office at 440-235-3326 to explore what Stephen Ministry can offer.