Stephen Ministers are trained listeners who can meet with you regularly as you walk through difficult seasons of life. These ministers work along side our pastors and staff to care, encourage and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness or loneliness.


Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.

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Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

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Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that is available to everyone at Reynoldsburg UMC. Stephen Ministers are trained to offer high-quality, Christian care to people going through tough times. Providing care to one person at a time, this ministry is a perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a little help. For more info on how to request a Stephen Minster or become a Stephen Minister, please click the email icon below.