COVID-19 Update: Our Care Ministry groups (GriefShare, Re:Gen, Stephen Ministry and HELP team) are continuing to meet and connect through CCB and the Zoom video conferencing app, as well as on campus meetings of small groups. If you have any questions regarding Care Ministry, contact: theresa.emerson@fellowshipwaco.org.

Serving as a Stephen Minister is an opportunity to provide care and support for others. The need has been on the rise with COVID-19. To meet this demand, we are looking for more people in our congregation to provide support for those facing crises or life challenges. As a trained Stephen Minster, you will be able to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are going through a difficult time.Stephen Ministers listen, explore feelings, pray, maintain confidentiality, share Christ’s love, attend to the care-giving process, and leave the results to God.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to serve others in this capacity, please plan to attend our Informational Meeting on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. in the Sycamore Room. For additional questions, contact our Care Ministry Director, Theresa Emerson, by email at theresa.emerson@fellowshipwaco.org.

Would you like to know more about Stephen Ministry? Watch the brief video below
to hear from some of our current Stephen Ministers about how being a part of this
ministry has impacted their lives and the lives of others.

What is Stephen Ministry?

At Fellowship Bible, Stephen Ministry equips laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.

A Stephen Minister is...
  • A child of God who walks beside someone who is hurting.
  • A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his or her caregiving gifts.
  • A layperson with 50 hours of training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care.
  • A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
  • Someone who meets faithfully each week with his or her care receiver for as long as there's a need.
Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Tough Times

We all experience challenges in life--times when we could benefit from care and support. Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as--

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Many other of life's challenges

If you could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, or if you know someone who might benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister contact Director of Care Ministry, Theresa Emerson.