Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care for anyone experiencing a difficult time in life: grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen Ministers aren't counselors; they're specially trained people from all walks of life with a passion for being great listeners, and bringing Christ’s love and care to people during hard times. A Stephen Minister usually meets with a person once a week for about an hour.

Become a Stephen Minister

If there is enough interest, we will be offering Stephen Ministry training beginning in fall of 2024. Training will take place on Monday evenings at our 84th Street Campus and will last through February. There is an application and interview process. Please click the link to complete the online application and you will be contacted to set up an interview with the Stephen Leaders.  Please contact Mara Marsman in the office, 616-698-3170 or, if you have any questions. Thank you!


To request assistance or for more information about this ministry, contact Mara Marsman or call the church office at 616.698.3170.

Mara Marsman