Stephen Ministry


Pictured below is Elaine Wenholz and Kathy Arnold with Dr. Kenneth C. Haugk, founder of Stephen Ministries and author of numerous books such as Christian Caregiving – a Way of Life and Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart. 
Elaine and Kathy recently spent a week in Anaheim, CA at the Stephen Series Leadership Training Course (LTC). The LTC was an engaging week of learning, worship, relationship building, and embracing the leadership vision for Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior’s Stephen Ministry program.   
Elaine and Kathy will be commissioned at the 10:45 service on Sunday, February 25. 


Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are lay people who receive special training in their ministry before they are commissioned by the pastor for the congregation. They provide confidential one – on – one Christian care to people experiencing loneliness, depression, aging, grief, health problems, hospitalization, and other crises in their life. 

It’s Okay to Be Human … An important theme of the Lenten season is the humanity of Christ. In Jesus, God became human and fully experienced the wide range of emotions we all encounter in life. Jesus experienced times of loneliness, sadness, hurt, anger, disappointment, grief, and abandonment. That is part of being human. Another part of being human is needing help from each other. God never intended us to be completely self-sufficient. Part of God’s plan is for each of us to turn to others for help when we need it. So when you are experiencing difficult times, don’t struggle alone. Our Stephen Ministers will walk with you, listen to you, encourage you, pray with you, and provide confidential one-to-one care to help you through tough times. Stephen Ministers can bring the love of Jesus back into your life.

To learn more about Stephen Ministry, talk to one of our Stephen Leaders: Marsha Schoeneberg, Dick Schoeneberg, Sharon Chalgren, Deaconess Jeri Morrison or Pastor Todd Arnold.

Our Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you!

Stephen Ministry Harp


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