Skip Navigation

Stephen Ministry

Hurting?  Lonely?  Grieving?  Need someone to listen?  Stephen Ministers are here to help.

Stephen Ministry is a caring Christian ministry to help meet the needs of people who are
  • Hospitalized
  • Terminally ill
  • Bereaved
  • In a job crisis
  • Disabled
  • Homebound
  • In a personal or spiritual crisis
  • New to the community
  • Looking for a caring Christian friend

A Stephen Minister is…

  • A caring Christian who really listens and can help you discover realistic alternatives to your situation.
  • A layperson who has developed special gifts, through 50 hours of training, to offer encouragement and support in time of need, grief, or crisis.
  • A non-judgmental person with a deep personal commitment to strictly confidential caring ministry.

A Stephen Minister is not…

  • A counselor or therapist, a casual visitor, or a “problem solver.”


Stephen Ministry LogoConsider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey to wholeness. No fees are involved, strict confidentiality is always observed, and assignments are made on a “same-gender” basis.

For more information, please call the Cross View office at 952-941-1094 and ask for the Stephen Ministry Referrals person.

Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love, can greatly help.