“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
As a Stephen Ministry congregation, Kindred Lutheran Church equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are going through tough times
The three ARROWS remind us that we are "sent" by Jesus into our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and everyday lives to represent Him for the sake of the world. Jesus tells us, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). We encourage one another to reach out to others by investing in their lives and inviting them to Christ and his church.
A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.
Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister:
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister or would like to serve as a Stephen Minister please contact Pastor Andrew.