Stephen Ministers

Need someone to talk to?

The Stephen Ministry is here to help.

Confidential Support

Stephen Ministers are members of KUMC who go through training and then provide emotional and spiritual support and care to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness.

They offer weekly in-depth confidential visits filled with Christian love and support. They listen, they pray with and for you, and if necessary they will offer resources and referrals.

How do I receive a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers address these and other needs:

  • Separation or divorce
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Job stress or unemployment
  • Depression
  • Chronic or terminal illness
  • Child birth or adoption
  • Financial crisis
  • Spiritual crisis or disconnection
  • Aging or being a caregiver for the elderly

If you’re sad or struggling inside, don’t suffer alone.  Ask for help.  We’ve got a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to listen, care, encourage, and pray with you.  It’s free, confidential, and will make a difference in your life.

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, or learning more about the program, please contact Donna Smith at 281-358-2137, or stop by the church office.

Who can become a Stephen Minister?

Anyone in the congregation who possesses the spiritual gifts of empathy, compassion, and listening to a person experiencing a life crisis may apply to become a Stephen Minister.

How do I become a Stephen Minister?

You will be equipped for Stephen Ministry by attending a training program.  This training program consists of 50 modules of Christian care-giving skills.

To learn more, contact Donna Smith:

(281) 358-2137

donna.smith@kingwoodumc.org