Sign Up to Be a Stephen Minister


“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.  The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each.  For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.”  1 Corinthians 3:6-9 NRSV


Plant the Seed

Stephen Ministry is Wellspring’s one-to-one caregiving ministry.  God works through Stephen Ministers to plant a seed of hope and healing in a person whose life seems barren and lost because of some crisis or tragedy.

Water the Seed

Stephen Ministry training will equip you, and our congregation will support you, so that you can show God’s mercy, care, and compassion to another who is hurting.  You will walk beside your care receiver, pray for him or her, and help him or her work through life’s difficulties.

God Will Make It Grow

Through this ministry, God will bring forth new life and renewed faith in both your care receiver and in you as a Stephen Minister.

Is God calling you to serve in this way?

Training for new Stephen Ministers will start Monday October 18, 2021 from 6:00 pm-8:oo pm at Wellspring.  Training will be weekly on Mondays (taking a couple of weeks off during Christmas) and two Saturday mornings, completing training in mid-February.  The cost for materials is $60 per student.

For the complete schedule, more information and to sign up, stop by the table in the Café after church on Sunday.  Or you can reach out to Nancy Riley by email at or phone 860-250-5946.

Previously trained Stephen Ministers are welcome to join for a refresher.

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