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Are you caught in Life’s Storms?

Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry providing one-to-one Christian care for individuals in our congregation and community.There are currently over 12,000 enrolled congregations worldwide and more than 600,000 Stephen Ministers who have been trained. Stephen Ministers are not clergy, rather they are church members who feel called by God to a ministry of compassion and have received 50 hours of care giving training to minister to people experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or simply going through a tough time such as:

Separation/Divorce                               Loneliness/Depression
Terminal Illness                                     Loss of a Loved One
Spiritual Crisis                                       Job Loss/Relocation
Hospitalization                                       Prodigal Children

God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone, that’s why we have Stephen ministry. This is a confidential ministry; the identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.  If you feel that you might benefit from a relationship with a Stephen Minister, please contact Laura Burger 513-231-4172 or wecare@andersonhillsumc.org


Get in on the Action

Would you like to be a part of a ministry that makes a real difference in others lives when they need it the most---and in your own? Consider becoming a Stephen Minister!

While being a Stephen Minister requires commitment of time and effort, it also brings joy and fulfillment into your life. You will grow spiritually when you serve as a Stephen Minister. When God calls you to service, He gives you the gifts and the faith to do His will. In addition, you will find you are using your new skills not only with your caring ministry but in everyday life with family and friends. Think and pray about this opportunity, you will be blessed beyond measure.

If you would like to learn more about how to become a Stephen Minister, call Laura Burger 513-231-4172 wecare@andersonhillsumc.org 

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