Blessed Be Our God Who Comforts Us So That We Can Offer Others The Consolation That We Have Received. 

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them.

Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God's love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.

How does the referral process work?

Stephen Ministers Are Called to Be Caregivers

    Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
    Encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Thessalonians 5:14


What is a Stephen Minister?

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Stephen Ministry helps meet the needs of individuals who are hospitalized, terminally ill, bereaved, in a job crisis, new members of the church, disabled, homebound, lonely, in a spiritual crisis, or looking for a caring Christian friend.

Dear Friends; Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. - I John 4:11-12

God Is the Curegiver

Consider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey to wholeness.

How Do I Get More Information?

If you are in need of a Stephen Minister or know someone who is, or would like to learn more about the program to become a Stephen Minister, contact Bethel's main office at (703) 670-4929 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..