What is Stephen Ministry?

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

Camelback Church is in the process of developing a Stephen Ministry program. To learn more about the origins and principles of Stephen Ministry go the website.

Stephen Ministry at Camelback

Stephen Ministry Updates: Summer 2017

The Stephen Ministry training is in full swing and will continue throughout the summer. We have 8 "ministers in training" who will complete twenty units of training (equivalent to 50 hours!) by the end of August. At that time the Pastors and Stephen leaders will begin matching Stephen ministers with care receivers in mid August. Paula Williams will be joining the Stephen leader team following her training in June. We look forward to serving our Camelback family in this capacity and adding this component of care to our ministry to the church.