Prayer & Care

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Seeking Care?

You or someone you care about does not have to suffer alone.

Call Lord of the Hills Lutheran Church at
+1 (303) 617-9884 where help through the Stephen Ministry program is on its way.

Stephen Ministry is a lay ministry that helps those facing life’s difficulties to receive Christian love and support through one-to-one confidential relationships. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have been specially trained to support people in need. Based on Jesus commandment to love one another, this ministry is named after a deacon named Stephen in Acts 6:1-7 who was the first to offer Christ’s love to those in need.

Stephen Ministers: The After People

People often ask, “What exactly is a Stephen Minister?” One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.

Stephen Ministers are there:

  • ...after the phone call you hoped you’d never get.

  • ...after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life.

  • ...after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.

  • ...after the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.”

  • ...after the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”

  • ...after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away – and the house suddenly seem so empty.

  • ...after the gavel goes down, the handcuffs go on, and your loved one is led away.

  • ...after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.

  • ...after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.

  • ...after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk about it.


Stephen Ministers are the "After People". They are ready to come alongside you – or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives – and provide confidential comfort and support for as long after as needed.

What Do Stephen Ministers Do?
  • Keep everything in confidence

  • Listen intently and encourage their care-receivers

  • Show empathy and grace and give nonjudgmental support

  • Visit with those in need for about 1 hour per week

  • Share Christ’s love and pray faithfully


What Don't Stephen Ministers Do?
  • Stephen Ministers are not counselors, therapists, or home health care.


Where Can I Learn More?

tel: +1 (303) 617-9884

Preschool Office:  +1 (303) 699-1233


Saturday 5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am

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