Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

Founded in 1975, Stephen Ministries provides training and resources to thousands of congregations and organizations worldwide.  Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips Stephen Ministers with 50 hours of training to prepare them for caring and confidential, one-to-one support to hurting individuals in our church family and in our surrounding community.
 

Are you interested in serving?

St. Paul would like to encourage you to serve in our Stephen Ministry. It is definitely a commitment, but one that brings blessings to the one serving, the one served, and to the church. The next training class begins in October. Please prayerfully consider serving St. Paul by caring for people in crisis while obeying Christ to love your neighbor. If you're interested or want more information, please contact Mary Vaughn.
 

What can a Stephen Minister help with?

  • illness or terminal diagnosis
  • loneliness
  • separation or divorce
  • family challenges
  • death of a loved one
  • being a shut-in
  • loss of independence
  • faith struggle
  • low self-esteem
  • financial set-backs
  • job loss
  • being a caregiver
  • most of life's struggles

What does a Stephen Minister do?

  • offers Christian friendship
  • cares about you
  • listens and encourages
  • keeps your confidences
  • prays and supports you
  • visits and calls you

 What a Stephen Minister doesn't do?

  • counsel or give therapy
  • run errands
  • solve your problems
  • provide transportation
  • clean your house
Need a Stephen Minister?

If you would like to have a Stephen Minister to walk along side you through a difficult time, please contact Mary Vaughn at the church office by e-mail or by calling 727-584-8165


"But through love be servants of one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:13-14

Mary M. Vaughn, Stephen Ministry Coordinator
Email:mary.v@stpaulumc.org
Phone:727-584-8165, ext. 200
Website:http://www.stephenministries.org/
Address:1199 Highland Avenue
 Largo, FL 33770