Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Series from Stephen Ministries is a complete system for training and organizing lay people to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the Good Shepherd congregation and in the surrounding Sahuarita/Green Valley community.

Want to Learn More about Becoming a Stephen Minister?

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Connie Aglione (520-203-7557) or Linda Redfield (520-306-2049).

Stephen Ministry information
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Stephen Ministry Application (PDF file)
Learn more, visit the Stephen Ministries website.
What do Stephen Ministers do?

Stephen Ministers:
  • Listen
  • Explore feelings
  • Pray
  • Share Christ’s love
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Attend to the caregiving process
  • and leave the results to God

Stephen Ministers care for people who are:

  • Grieving
  • In a crisis
  • In need of long-term care
  • Dying
  • Hospitalized
  • Divorcing
  • Experiencing losses as they age
  • Going through a crisis of childbirth
  • The family and friends of people in crisis

What Is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is . . .

  • A child of God who walks beside a hurting person;
  • A caring Christian who really listens;
  • A member of our congregation who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care;
  • A person who is ready to focus on your needs;
  • A trustworthy confidant who will keep everything you say—and even your identity—confidential; and
  • Someone who will faithfully meet with you on a weekly basis for as long as your need persists.


A Stephen Minister is NOT . . .

  • A counselor or therapist;
  • A problem-solver;
  • Someone who runs errands or helps with chores; or
  • A casual visitor.