Harvest Church

The Stephen Series logo symbolizes that we all are broken people and that it is through the cross of Jesus that we are made whole.


"To equip the saints for the work of ministry."
-Ephesians 4:12a

"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
-Galations 6:2

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up."
-I Thessalonians 5:11

"Love one another-as I have loved you."
-John 13:34

Stephen ministry

God's Love in ACTION

Harvest ChurchWhat is stephen ministry?

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing a crisis or difficulty, such as . . .

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Incarceration
  • Hospitilization
  • Aging
  • Divorce or separation
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • A chronic illness
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Relocation
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • A terminal illness
  • And many more

Harvest ChurchA Stephen minister is . . .

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
  • Someone who will "be there" for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there's a need.

Harvest ChurchAsk yourself . . .

  • Could you benefit from the confidential, one-to-one care and support of a Stephen Minister?
  • Do you know someone else-perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative-who could benefit from Stephen Ministry?
  • Are you interested in possibly becoming a Stephen Minister?
  • Do you have any other questions about Stephen Ministry?

Harvest ChurchContact us.

To learn more, email or call the church office (334) 702-6555 and ask to speak to a Stephen Leader or our Congregational Care Pastor.