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Stephen Ministry

Are you struggling in one of life's storms?

Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one care ministry. We match a trained Stephen Minister with an individual needing high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care during a difficult time in life such as bereavement, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Let Us Help You

What season are you in?

  • Are you new to the community and feeling uprooted?
  • Do you doubt God's presence and love for you?
  • Do your job worries seem too great to handle?
  • Are you or someone you love facing hospitalization or surgery?
  • Are you feeling depressed? Do you often wish you had someone to share your thoughts with?
  • Are you confused about events in your life?
  • Are you hurting?

A Stephen Minister is:

  • A caring Christian desiring to offer support to others in their time of need by listening, encouraging, praying, being dependable and trustworthy, and maintaining confidentiality in their care giving.
  • A sharing Christian bringing who he/she is to each helping relationship, as a partner in another person’s life experiences.
  • A trained Christian having developed helping skills through intensive coursework.
  • A dedicated Christian, one committed to confidential, in-depth caring.

A Stephen Minister is not:

  • A professional pastor, therapist, counselor, or psychologist.
  • A social worker providing lots of physical services.
  • An expert in law, finance, church doctrine, etc.
  • A brief, superficial visitor “touching base” with people every now and then.


Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian caring ministry that provides one-on-one support to individuals experiencing all kinds of life challenges and needs.

If you have any of the spiritual gifts of mercy, encouragement, or wisdom, and have a heart for ministering to individuals experiencing difficult challenges in life, Stephen Ministry is the ministry for you.

For more information on how to become a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Chuck Hogle today.

P: 605.262.2002

619 8th Ave NW | Aberdeen, South Dakota | 57401 
Phone: 605-262-2002 |