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Stephen Ministry

You're Not Alone

Welcome to Stephen Ministry at RiverGlen Church

In life's journey, we all encounter periods of challenge, grief, and uncertainty. Stephen Ministry is our dedicated ministry focused on providing one-on-one support, encouragement, and care to those navigating these difficult times.

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is an international, non-denominational ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges.

Our Stephen Ministers: Trained Caregivers

Each Stephen Minister undergoes extensive training in providing emotional and spiritual care. They are ready to listen, care for, and walk alongside you, offering support and encouragement for as long as needed.

Who We Serve

Stephen Ministry is for anyone going through a difficult time, such as:

- Grief and loss

- Divorce or relationship challenges

- Job loss or financial strain

- Illness or disability

- Mental health struggles

- Life transitions and more

How It Works:

1. Pairing with a Stephen Minister: Individuals seeking support are matched with a Stephen Minister based on their specific needs and circumstances.

2. Confidential Meetings: You'll meet regularly with your Stephen Minister, who will provide a listening ear, empathetic presence, and prayerful support.

3. Duration: The duration of the care relationship varies based on individual needs—it can be short-term or long-term.

Requesting a Stephen Minister

If you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister, please request a Stephen Minister by emailing Your request will be handled with confidentiality and care.

Become a Stephen Minister

Interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Learn more about our training program and how you can provide support to others in our community. Contact us at


Read and watch stories from those who have been supported by a Stephen Minister and how it made a difference in their lives.

Contact Us

For more information about Stephen Ministry, or to speak with someone about receiving or providing care, please contact us at

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