How a Stephen Minister Can Help

We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to 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 (yours or a loved one’s)
  • Incarceration
  • Aging, birth, adoptions, miscarriage or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more

What is a Stephen Minister

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A caring Christian companion who really listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages
  • A member of New Hope First Baptist Church who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • Someone who will be there for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as it takes
  • A confidence keeper
New Hope First Baptist Church
New Hope First Baptist Church