Stephen Ministry is a program for people who need someone to listen, care, encourage and support them through tough times. People will receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs.

What is Stephen Ministry for?

  • Loneliness
  • Loss of a spouse
  • Retirement changes
  • Unemployment
  • Despair
  • Childbirth
  • Hospitalization
  • Separation and divorce
  • Grief
  • Terminal illness
  • Being a shut-in
  • Most of life’s struggles


Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are Plymouth members who have received more than 50 hours of initial training in Christian caregiving. In addition, Plymouth Stephen Ministers have continuing education each month on topics such as ministering to the divorced and grieving and learning about mental health resources in Lawrence. We currently have more than 30 active Stephen Ministers at Plymouth.

If you are interested in knowing more about people across our country who have benefited from Stephen Ministry, you can watch short videos on-line at

If you or someone you know might benefit from a Stephen Minister coming alongside and listening in a time of need, to walk with you and listen in your time of hurt, please contact Rev. Dr. Peter Luckey or Rev. Eleanor McCormick at 785-843-3220.