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June-September : 10:00 am

September-May: 9:00 am & 10:30 am

Woodcrest Church

525 Cliff Road

Eagan, MN 55123

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Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

Woodcrest’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister is...

• A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
• A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role
• A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
• A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
• Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need

Stephen Ministers Care For People Facing Tough Times

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 onestephen-ministry-logo
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry

The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private.

Please contact Pastor Pete Parker at 651-681-9800 if you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister.

Stephen Ministries St. Louis Supports Our Congregations’ Stephen Ministry

StephenMinistries is a not-for-profit Christian educational organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. StephenMinistries provides training and resources to thousands of congreagations and organizations worldwde. Log onto www.stephenministries.org to learn more.

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