Stephen Ministry

Director: Susan Johnson

Church of the Master is a Stephen Ministry church.  Stephen Ministry is the one-on-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.  It is grounded in Jesus’ command to love and care for one another.  Through the caring relationship between a trained Stephen Minister and a care receiver, those who are hurting receive the Christ-centered care they need to support them through challenging times.

Stephen Ministry is for those who are experiencing many of life challenges including loneliness, hospitalization, terminal illness, loss of spouse, retirement and many other life struggles.

Stephen Ministers provide someone who cares, supports, listens, accompanies, and walks with the receiver through his/her struggles.  He/she is not a counselor/therapist, problem-solver, casual visitor, or errand runner.  Stephen Ministry at COTM is aligned with our mission statement to go serve Christ in the world.  It grows out of our commitment to be a serving community, dedicated to preparing God’s people for works of service.

For more information: if you would like to know more about how a Stephen Minister could care for you or if you would like to learn more about what Stephen Ministry at COTM involves, please call the church office at 480-985-1660 or visit their national website at