Stephen Ministry Training

Stephen Ministry Training

"Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2

Calvary Church in now a Stephen Ministry Congregation!

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. 



THURSDAYS 7:00-9:00 PM | W-209

Come receive 20 weekly 2 hour sessions, which combine pre-class reading, devotions, lecture, video presentation, discussion, and skill practice. 

Training materials include:

  • The Stephen Minister Training Manuals 1 and 2
  • Christian Caregiving: a Way of Life
  • Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be an Assertive Christian
  • When and How to Use Mental Health Resources:
    (Materials require a $25 donation, refundable when a graduate begins serving as a Stephen Minister)

Here is what Stephen Ministers say about the training:

  • Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others.
  • You gain insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting.
  • You develop relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life.
  • You deepen your faith as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver.
  • You feel a special bond with those in your class—experiencing real Christian community.
  • Stephen Minister training is a lot of fun!


Are you interested in training to become a Stephen Minister? Contact Sheryl Larsen at 714-550-2314 or email her at


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