Are you going through a difficulet time?

A Stephen Minister can  help. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or a difficult time. 

Help, Hope & Healing

There are times in life when everyone experiences difficulties. Some difficulties include:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment for a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, Adoption, Miscarriage, or infertility
  • Many other life challenges


God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. God brought us together as a congregation to care for one another and walk together through good times and hard times. 


This is why we have Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received training in ministering to people experiencing a life crisis, experiencing loss, or going through a difficult time. 


A Stephen Minister will meet with you weekly--privately and confidentially--to listen, care, encourage, support, and offer Christ's love and compassion. 


If you'd like to find out more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or someone else, please contact Arlene Whitfield at arlene@fccshelby.org, or call the church office at 317-398-4407.