Compassion in Action
The Stephen Ministry is an active and spiritually based entity of Ascension. Ministry members reach out to provide Christ - centered one to one relationships to those going through crisis within their lives.
Each action provides assistance to our pastor, and further remains consistent with the mission I goals of our church
Structurally, the ministry is made up of lay members who -through training and commissioning - become Steven leaders and Stephen Ministers.
The key to this ministry is the need for CARE RECEIVERS- those members of our congregation or community who are in need of quality Christian care.
Normally, a Stephen Minister is assigned to only one care receiver at a time, and meets with the care receiver for an average of about 1 hour each week. Ministry members' interaction with care receivers is confidentialbetween member and care receiver- and based on same gender relationships.