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Stephen Ministers

Forms and Resources

Stephen Minister Stories

Read Stories of Transformation and Growth where Stephen Ministers share about the personal and spiritual growth they gained through their Stephen Ministry Training.

Then, read below to learn how you can become a Stephen Minister at Houston's First.

Becoming a Stephen Minister

To become a Stephen Minister, complete an application for one of the two training sessions each year.

Training sessions run for 12 weeks in the spring and fall semesters @ 6:30–9p. Training includes 50 hours of participation in teaching.

There will be no training sessions in Fall 2021. Please check back for future training session.

After Commissioning, Stephen Ministers are required to commit to two years of service and bi-monthly supervision with the Stephen Ministry Leadership.

If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please fill out the Stephen Ministry Application:


Everyone who is interested in serving in the Stephen Ministry must go through a background check, so please complete this form, too:

Background Check

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