Stephen Ministry

Linworth is home to a vibrant and growing Stephen Ministry program. Stephen Ministry encourages believers to walk alongside of each other through the pains and trials of life. At Linworth we believe that we are called to live in Christian community, caring for each other and sharing with one another the love of God.

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the “Stephen’s Series” system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

How do I request a Stephen Ministry Caregiver?

To request a caregiver contact Rev. Gene Folden at

How do I become a Stephen Minister?

You can sign up on your “Everyone in Ministry Packet” each year during our stewardship campaign if you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister. Or you can contact the church office at (614) 336-8485.

For additional questions about Stephen Ministry go to