Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

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Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry offered by Immanuel and other congregations. The Stephen System equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care. They work with people who are hurting or going through a difficult time such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Men are paired with men; women with women. Each Stephen Minister comes alongside a hurting person and meets with that person weekly to listen, care, encourage, and pray.  

For further information or to request a Stephen Minister, email* or call Sue Marvel [630 844 6562].


*Please note that email is not strictly confidential and no confidential information should be sent via email.