Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, South Dakota










Stephen Ministry

Your presence is worth much, much more than words. Your presence communicates to the other that he or she is valued, precious, beloved.
Your presence brings not only the gift of yourself into the relationship, but also, in and through you, the gift of God.

 -Kenneth Hougk, founder of Stephen Ministry in Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

Stephen Ministers are lay people who provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation.  A Stephen Minister (care giver) is paired up with one other person (care receiver) and they meet as often as agreed upon: once a week, once a month, or anywhere in between.

Stephen Ministry is an important lay ministry of the church. As Lutherans, we believe that we are all called to ministry. Consider prayerfully whether this may be a ministry to which you are called.

If you feel God's call to learn more about this opportunity to become a Stephen Minister, or if you feel you or a loved one needs a care giver, please contact Barb Schwartz at 624-9855 or Janice Olson at 624-3990.