3111 E Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804 Worship Times: Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00am

Stephen Ministry is a church program that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community.

Our Stephen Ministers work together with our pastors to reach more people with Christian care than the pastors can reach by themselves.

Stephen Ministry enhances our outreach by…

  • Creating a caring ministry where many instead of a few are offering God’s love and care in intentional, systematic ways
  • Enabling our entire congregation to grow as a loving community where people are cherished and cared for in Jesus Christ
  • Identifying Covenant to our community as a place where people’s needs are taken seriously.

Who can benefit from having a Stephen Minister?

Anyone who has experienced a change in life that has resulted in stress or loss may benefit by meeting with a Stephen Minister. Throughout life, there are times when each of us needs the care and Christian friendship that a Stephen Minister can provide. Such situations include, but are not limited to . . .

  • Hospitalization
  • Illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Separation or divorce
  • Child birth or adoption
  • Loss of employment
  • Sexual confusion, conflict, or addiction
  • Loneliness
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Aging or taking care of the elderly
  • Moving to or from the community
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry; those receiving care can be sure that their identity and what goes on in the caring relationship will remain private.

Stephen Ministry Contact Information

Please contact Ann Ake, Evelyn Reynolds, Dallas Matney, or Sarah McCallister for more information concerning Stephen Ministry.

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