Stephen Ministry at Christ the King Lutheran Church

Stephen Ministry trains lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one, Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing the difficulties of life.   These Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty, such as:


Illness/Hospitalization                       Relocation

Loss of a Loved One                          Challenges of Aging

Empty Nest                                         Loneliness/discouragement

Separation/Divorce                           Spiritual Crises                     

Job Loss/Financial Difficulties          Birth/Adoption/Miscarriage

What we do:

Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-on-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves.  Stephen Ministry provides a biblical solution – equipping God’s people for ministry. This ministry is completely confidential.

Think of Stephen Ministers as the "after” people -- 


… after you find the pink slip in what’s now your final paycheck;

… after the doctors have said there’s nothing more they can do; 

… after the relationship ends but the wounds are still  bleeding;  

… after family and friends have heard your story one  too many times but
    you still need to talk it out.


If you feel called to become a Stephen Minister or know someone who would benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, please contact Stephen Leaders:

Barb or Howie Firestine:      719-260-9521

Suzanne Geislinger:              719-264-7781

At Christ the King, we celebrate diversity and how it enriches, nurtures, and expands our lives.

We affirm the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as those of any nation, age, ability, race, ethnicity, belief, socio-economic status, sex, and others who have been hurt, estranged, or made to feel separated from the family of God.

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