We provide distinctively Christian, one-to-one care to anyone in our church family or community who is going through a difficult time and in need of support from a trained church member.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one care ministry implemented by Compass from the Stephen Series system. Stephen Series is the overall ministry system—including training, resources, structure, and ongoing support—used by Compass and other churches to equip and empower a team of laypeople to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around Compass.
Compass Christian Church Requirements to Train & Serve as a Stephen Minister:
  • Compass Christian Church Member
  • Successful Volunteer Background Check with reference check
  • Complete the Application Form
  • Complete an interview with Compass Stephen Ministry Leaders
  • Purchase training materials: $75
  • Attend 20 weekly training sessions on Thursdays with no more than three absences.
  • Upon training completion, the Stephen Minister is commissioned by Compass and agrees to serve at least two years.
  • Attend continuing education and supervision meetings on first and third Thursdays of every month.
  • Complete the Confidential Referral and Agreement Form
  • A Stephen Ministry Coordinator will contact you to begin the assignment process, which may take a few days.
  • The assigned Stephen Minister will contact you to arrange the first visit and setup the weekly one-hour face-to-face meetings. This relationship is confidential and will continue as long as it is needed.
  • Examples of Care