We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Stephen Minister Training. 

Sign up in the Connections Corner at Ridgeline on Sunday morning.

Are you experiencing:

  • transition,                             •  hospitalization,                 •  infertility,              •  grief,

  • divorce,                                •  relocation,                       •  disabilities,            •  loneliness,

  • cancer,                                 •  chronic illness,                 •  job loss,                •  financial difficulties,

  • or other life struggles?

We are people with a compassionate heart who’ve been equipped with the skills to listen, encourage, and offer support.

  • Stephen Ministers have over 50 hours of initial training and participate on continuing education.
  • Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, one to one Christian care to individuals facing a variety of crises or life challenges.
  • Stephen Ministers are people in the congregation trained to provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people.
  • A Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week.
  • Stephen Ministers often provide care for people in the broader community—relatives, friends, and coworkers of congregation members; nonmembers whom the congregation serves; as well as military personnel and their families.

To talk to someone about your situation, or if you want additional information about Stephen Ministry, drop a note to our confidential email: Stephen.Ministry@Ridgelinecc.org

For more information go to the Stephen Ministry Facebook or their main website

Click here  to see videos and hear from the Care Receivers themselves about their amazing experiences

Why the name Stephen?

In the book of Acts, chapter 6, Stephen was

chosen to provide caring ministry to those in

need. Since the time of the Apostles, caring

ministry has been considered a hallmark of the

Christian faith community.