Love of Christ was honored to be recognized as the 12,000th congregation to embrace the Stephen Ministry program...


Stephen Minister---serving the congregation to help members needing support in facing life’s many challenges.Stephen Leader- aiding a group of Stephen Ministers in their support of a care receivers-members of our congregation.

Please welcome our newest class of Stephen Ministers: Maxine Beckwith, Eliza Brunner, Bob Dickson, Harvey Huber, Diana Martin, Art Schenkel, Lisa Willoughby.

Do you know someone who is experiencing some type of grief? Please contact one of our Stephen ministers or call our confidential number 480.584.6203 to set up a consultation. Stephen ministers are trained Christian care-giving lay leaders who meet 1:1 with you once a week for about an hour. Sometimes having an unbiased listening ear can be a tremendous gift. Who do you know who could benefit from this loving ministry?

Becoming a Stephen Minister...

People often ask, “What exactly is a Stephen Minister?” One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.

Stephen Ministers are there:
. . . after the phone call you hoped you’d never get.
. . . after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life.
. . . after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.
. . . after the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.”
. . . after the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”
. . . after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away—and the house suddenly seems empty.
. . . after the gavel goes down, the handcuffs go on, and your loved one is led away.
. . . after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
. . . after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
. . . after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.

Stephen Ministers are the “After People.” They are ready to come alongside you—or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives—and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.