Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. You’ll find Stephen Ministry in congregations from more than 170 Christian denominations, across the U.S. and Canada and in 29 other countries. 

The Stephen Ministry at CITG equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Stephen Ministers 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.

Bear on another' burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. 

Galatians 6:2