Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry LogoStephen Ministers provide one-to-one care to people going through a crisis or difficult time. They meet with that person on an ongoing basis, offering distinctively Christian care and support.

We all go through tough times in life. Times that are rough and troubling. In the midst of these challenging seasons, it can be extremely helpful to have someone come alongside us to give understanding and encouragement - to provide stability, hope and Biblical perspectives to help us through the storm.
That is what a Stephen Minister is able to provide: a listening ear, a supportive outlook and God's Word to help us through the challenges of life. Click here for stories from Care Receivers.


At Bethel, we have compassionate individuals who are trained to help us when we encounter loss, grief, relationship challenges and a lot of other things that can throw our lives off balance. These Stephen Ministers are not counselors. They are not "know-it-alls." They are not individuals who try to fix everyone's problems. They simply provide love, care and support when we need it most. A Stephen Minister is a caring individual who can help us navigate our present situation. Click here for more information about Stephen Ministers.

Perhaps you, a friend, or a family member would benefit from this kind of help and support. If so, a Stephen Minister may be just what is needed.


For those who want to come alongside and support others in a more intentional way, we provide training to become a Stephen Minister. Through the training, you will receive practical, hands-on learning and resources to provide Christ-centred care and meet the emotional and spiritual needs of others.

You will use the skills you learn not only in your caring ministry but also in your relationships with family, friends and coworkers. You will always be helped and supported in your ministry by our team of Stephen Leaders, who will help you grow as you help others. Being a Stephen Minister may be one of the most rewarding experiences that you will ever have.


To learn how a Stephen Minister can help you or someone you know - or how you can become a Stephen Minister - contact Stephen Leader: Len Peake, or contact us.

We all need help from time to time, and your request for a Stephen Minister will be confidential.

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686 Black Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 0C8
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