First Church supports an active Stephen Ministry program for its congregants and the wider community.  According to their website ( “Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen 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.  The Stephen Ministry… works with three groups of people involved in this ministry: Stephen Leaders, Stephen Ministers, and care receivers.