Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.  Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower 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, NRSV

Bethany’s Stephen Ministry is one of the strongest ministries at the church and is a Christ-centered “walk-along-side” ministry for those who are struggling through a hard time in their lives. Stephen Ministers go through 50 hours of training, not to be therapists and counselors, but to stand WITH those who need a stabilizing, encouraging influence in their lives…for as long as it takes. We are always looking for those who need a Stephen Minister and those who might like to be trained to BE a Stephen Minister.” Call the church at 843-873-1230 for information.