Are you struggling with something and need a friend to talk to?
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
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual Crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • Many other life challenges

If you are struggling through something and would like the support of a Stephen Minister please contact Pastor Paul or call the church office at 604.514.1000

Christ Caring for People through People
The Stephen Ministry motto, "Christ Caring for People through People", captures the core truths about what Stephen Ministry is and does.
What is Stephen Ministry?
Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay-people to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.
A Stephen Minister is...
A child of God who walks beside someone who is hurting.
A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his or her caregiving gifts
A layperson with 50 hours of training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care
A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
Someone who meets faithfully each week with his or her care receiver for as long as there's a need
Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2
Can I Be a Stephen Minister?
If you are a compassionate person and a good listener, prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister.
We will post when a new training session is scheduled.
If you would be interested in signing up for our next training session please email the office and we will notify you when the next one is scheduled.