What is a Stephen Leader?
Stephen Leaders are congregation members and pastors who oversee and direct Stephen Ministry in the congregation. They perform a distinct set of tasks to keep the Stephen Ministry program running efficiently—including recruiting, selecting, training and supervising Stephen Ministers. Being a Stephen Leader requires more administrative skills and gifts. Training is provided at a one-week Leader’s Training Course led by the faculty of the Stephen Ministries organization.
Overall, our Stephen Ministry program is an extension of our pastors’ ministry of care. Stephen Ministers and Leaders working together with our pastors reach far more people with Christian care than the pastors could by themselves.