Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a Biblically based, one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations and hospitals to provide care that changes lives.  The internationally known ministry equips and empowers lay-caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.  It is named after the disciple Stephen, who was chosen to provide caring ministry to those in need, according to Acts 6.


If you’re interested in learning how to provide spiritual support to those in need; Our next class will be held Tuesdays at 6pm from January 12-May 3, 2017 at the Central Valley General Hospital Chapel in Hanford

Training Topics

  • The Art of Listening
  • Personal Spiritual Development
  • Distinctive Christian Care-Giving
  • Boundaries in Care-Giving
  • Ministry To Those Dealing With Grief, Depression or Suicidal Thoughts
  • The Importance of Confidentiality


The cost is $50 which covers materials and supplies.  To register return your competed application to Guest Services.  Download below or pick one up at Guest Services.
Registration deadline is January 5!