What Is Stephen Ministry?

Our congregation offers Stephen Ministry to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time.


Interested in Becoming A Stephen Minister?

Through this ministry, God will bring forth new life and renewed faith in both your care receiver and in you as a Stephen Minister. Fifty hours of training will equip you, so you can show God's mercy, care, and compassion to another who is hurting. Is God calling you to serve in this way?


What do Stephen Ministers do?

They help to meet the needs of individuals faced with a crisis or dealing with difficulties such as:

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Divorce or separation

  • Loneliness or discouragement

  • Being a caretaker of ill or disabled persons

  • Chronic illness

  • Unemployment or a job crisis

  • Terminal illness

  • Spiritual crisis

  • Adjusting to family changes

  • Hospitalization and recovery

  • And many more life changes


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To learn more about Stephen Ministry at Westminster presbytrian Church, or how you can receive care for yourself or a friend contact:


Nancy Ritter, Referrals Coordinator (503) 363-8486


Rev. Lorne Bostwick, Interim/Transitional Pastor, Church Office 503-364-3327

Westminster Presbyterian Church
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3737 Liberty Rd. S 

Salem, OR 97302

PHONE: 503-364-3327


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