stephen ministry

North Shore is a Stephen Ministry Congregation providing a compassionate and confidential ministry to people who are hurting.


We all experience challenges in life-times when we could benefit from care and support. Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as loss of a loved one, job loss, hospitalization, disability, loneliness, relocation, divorce, cancer, separation due to military deployment and the list goes on. 


Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. They are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.


Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private. For more information about Stephen Ministry CLICK HERE or email a Stephen Leader at stephenministry@northshore-umc.org.