Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one caring ministry to help people who are experiencing a crisis or challenge such as divorce, grief, loss of job, hospitalization, relocation or loneliness. Alpharetta Methodist’s Stephen Ministry is a critical part of the church’s pastoral care ministry.

The Stephen Ministers are church members who have gone through 50 hours of training so they are equipped to provide high-quality, confidential Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

When Stephen Ministers are assigned a care receiver, they call that person and begin meeting with him or her for about an hour every week. This caring relationship lasts for as long as the care receiver needs it. Everything the care receivers say to their Stephen Minister is kept confidential. Stephen Ministers don’t try to solve problems; rather, they listen, care, pray for and help the care receiver find his or her path to healing and wholeness.


Learn more about Stephen Ministry.


Do you need a Stephen Minister?

If you’re struggling through a difficult time in life — experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis — and wish to be matched with a care giver, please contact:

Congregational Care Associate Pastor Rev. Terri Henkel


Are you called to be a Stephen Minister?

Alpharetta Methodist is expanding our Stephen Ministry so we are able to minister more people who are going through times of hardship. If you have a gift for listening and caring, please consider serving as a Stephen Minister.