"​Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

~ Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

Stephen Ministry

Learn more by visiting StephenMinstry.Org

Stephen Ministry Traing

Training takes place over two sessions, beginning and end, at two separate locations:

Southern Pines UMC & Community Presbyterian.

Stephen Ministry & SoPines UMC

It’s been a long time, but SoPines UMC now has Stephen Leader Amy Cooper amongst our congregation.  Working in partnership with Community Presbyterian and Pinehurst UMC training will begin 17-Feb at SoPines UMC for anyone wanting to become a Stephen Minister.
Please email Amy Cooper  coopa713@gmail.com (Stephen Leader) if interested.

What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.  Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 13,000 congregations and other organizations have trained to become a Stephen Minister.  How blessed are we to have a Stephen Leader willing to lead others in their faith toward becoming a Stephen Minster?

What is a Care Receiver?

Care receivers are individuals in the congregation or community who are going through a crisis or life difficulty.  Potential care receivers first meet with a pastor or Stephen Leader, who assesses their care needs and matches them with a Stephen Minister.  The caring relationship lasts for as long as the need persists.  If you would like more information or have a person you feel would benefit from this program, please email Pastor Tommy Sweeley: tlsweeley@nccumc.org 

Amy Cooper coopa713@gmail.com (Stephen Leader).