Stephen Ministry

Jimmy Schriewer

The Stephen Series logo symbolizes that we all are broken people and that it is through the cross of Jesus that we are made whole.

Stephen Ministry Multiplies Ministry
Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-to-one care that pastors cannot effectively meet by themselves.

Stephen Ministry provides a biblical solution - equipping God's people for ministry. Gifted lay people are trained to support and extend the care that pastors continue to provide.

Stephen Ministers reach out with God's love to people who are hurting - both congregation members and nonmembers alike.

"To equip the saints for the work of ministry." Ephesians 4:12a

Stephen Ministry In Our Congregation
Could you benefit from the confidential, one-to-one care and support of a Stephen Minister?
Do you know someone else - perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative - who could benefit from Stephen Ministry?
Are you interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister?

Then feel free to talk with Jimmy Schriewer at 830-305-5442.
Also, feel free to check out Stephen Ministries website or call 314-428-2600 to learn more.

Stephen Ministry - God's Love In Action
What is Stephen Ministry?? Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister is.......
A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
A congregation member with gifts for care giving who was carefully selected to serve in this role.
A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care.
A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages.
Someone who will "be there" for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there's a need.

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

Stephen Ministers Care For People Facing Tough Times
We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficult times such as:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
  • A chronic illness