Stephen Ministers are specially trained lay members of our church who provide Christian care giving and support for people who are facing various crises in their lives, such as a terminal illness, grief, hospitalization, job crisis, spiritual crisis, separation or divorce, birth, adoption or disability. These lay ministers receive 50 hours of intensive training through the Stephen Series.

This is a confidential ministry in which those receiving care can be sure that their identity and disclosures will remain private. Stephen Ministers receive ongoing support and continuing education as they strive to provide the highest quality Christian care giving.

Visit the following links to understand how a Stephen Minister can help you or a loved one.

Video 1 – “My Stephen Minister is Truly a Gift”

Video 2 – “I Can Tell Him Anything:

Video 3 – “Refusing to Give Up on Me”

Video 4 – “Getting Me Plugged Into My Church”

If you would like to inquire further about working with a Stephen Minister, please contact Val Novatny, 636-821-2823 or at vnovatny@livingwordumc.org or click the link below.

Would you like to know more about being a trained Stephen Minister? Please contact Val Novatny at vnovatny@livingwordumc.org.