Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members— called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

Stephen Ministers are trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. Typically a Stephen Minister meets with the care receiver once a week for about an hour. The caring relationship lasts for as long as the need persists.

Roser Church has long history with the Stephen Ministry, a national program of Christian support for people going through a difficult period in their lives.  The ministry links people in need with volunteers trained to offer individualized caregiving support to people experiencing difficulties such as losing a loved one or coping with a chronic illness/disability.  Please use the form below, contact JoAnne Moyer or call the church office (941-778-0414) if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or are in need of a Stephen Minister.

Dick and Betty Gilmore completed the Stephen Minister Training course and were Commissioned on Sunday, May 14, 2022. We celebrate the growth of Roser’s Stephen Ministry program and acknowledge that they are ready to provide a high level of Christian care to hurting people in our church and community. We ask God’s blessing upon the entire Stephen Ministry team, the ministry they do, and the people they serve.

Stephen Leader’s meet at 12:00 PM and the Stephen Ministers at 1:00 PM in the Education Building Classroom on the first Monday of the month unless it is a holiday with no meetings July and August. NEXT 2023 MEETINGS: 6/5, 9/11, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the love of Christ (Galatians 6:2)

For more information on this course, please complete a contact form.