Stephen Ministers are members within our congregation trained to provide Christ-centered one-on-one care to people who might be experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, hospitalization, chronic illness, job loss, loneliness, spiritual crisis or other life struggles. Stephen Ministry is not a professional counseling or therapy service/provider, an errand service, personal care attendant, etc. Stephen Ministers are the “After People.” They are ready to come alongside you, and provide comfort and support for as long as needed. First Christian commissioned its first group of Stephen Ministers in the Spring of 2012. A second group was commissioned in the Spring of 2015. We currently have seven Stephen Ministers serving our congregation. If you feel that you or someone you know would benefit from having a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Karen Moritz at 402-475-4289 or or Stephen Leader, Sara Lugn at 402-440-4210 or The caregiving relationship remains strictly confidential. The Stephen Ministry of First Christian Church of Lincoln is affiliated with Stephen Ministry of St. Louis, Missouri. For additional information on Stephen Ministry please see .

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” Gal. 6:2