Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry just reached a significant milestone:

Since the Bridge Leader’s Training Course (BLTC) was launched last summer, it has led dozens of training cohorts through the course, and the response has been tremendous. Hundreds of congregations have used the training to begin or strengthen their Stephen Ministry, and participants have been welcomed from 48 states and 6 other countries, including Australia, China, and Switzerland.

Here’s what BLTC participants have said about their training:

To learn more about the Bridge Leader’s Training Course and watch a video with more people sharing about their experiences, visit

To register people for an upcoming BLTC or for further information, call us at (314) 428-2600. We still have space in the training cohorts that start in August and September, but they’re filling up fast.

Stephen Ministry and Saskatoon Lutheran churches have been together for over twenty years.  During these twenty plus years many of our members have provided one-on-one weekly care and continue to provide a ministry of “care”.

Training to become a Stephen Minister requires fifty hours of class time and a personal sense of “call” to this kind of one-on-one caring ministry. If you are wanting to learn more about Stephen Ministry as a caring ministry, you are invited to approach one of your church’s current Stephen Ministers, or one of Saskatoon’s five Stephen Leaders, or your pastor. 

To read the June 21 Stephen Ministries newsletter, click here

There is an update on upcoming opportunities with Stephen Ministry from Fran Seidler that you can read here.

The newest Stephen Ministries Newsletter can be found here. Articles entitled, “Caring for Grieving People during the COVID-19 Crisis”, “Self-Care when Caring for Grieving People” and more can be found in the newsletter.