Stephen Ministers are trained lay people who provide ongoing Christian care to people experiencing a wide range of life needs or crises. Stephen Ministers do not take the place of one’s pastor, but actually expand the pastor’s ministry by making available more workers from within the church family.
Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania provides training to interested individuals in Adams, Franklin, Fulton and York Counties.
Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training based solidly on Biblical testimony and the best tools of the health and psychological sciences. The care offered by Stephen Ministers enables those who receive care to grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord and encourages them to care for others.