Stephen Ministry at Bethlehem


We are thrilled to be launching Bethlehem's Stephen Ministry Program in Fall 2017 - Spring 2018!


Our Mission for Stephen Ministry at Bethlehem is to equip and empower individuals to provide quality, Christ-centered care on a confidential basis to our community. Support and cultivate a culture of community, which affirms that no one needs to endure life's challenges and difficulties alone.


Our training for Stephen Ministers will begin in early January, and run through mid-March. We will commission our Stephen Ministers on Palm Sunday!


Become a Stephen Minister

Are you an active Bethlehem Member interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Do you have gifts for listening to, and caring for, others that you would like to strengthen, develop, and put to use in powerful ways? Do you think you might like to serve the members of Bethlehem and the broader Ann Arbor community as a Stephen Minister? Do you want to strengthen relationships with other members of Bethlehem who will become Stephen Ministers? 


Good news! We are currently accepting applications for our first cohort of Stephen Ministers! You can view and download the application by clicking here.


Applications are due by Tuesday, December 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Please return your completed application in a sealed envelope to:

Bethlehem Church

℅ Stephen Ministry

423 S. Fourth Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48104



Learn More


Our Bethlehem Stephen Ministry Leaders are Kurt Schmerberg, Lily Tinker Fortel, and Pastor John Kennedy. We are grateful for the support of Bethlehem's Member Care Ministry Team in the development of Stephen Ministry at Bethlehem.


Please contact Kurt, Lily, or Pastor John if you have any questions about Bethlehem's Stephen Ministry program!


To learn more about Stephen Ministry broadly, visit the Stephen Ministry Website  at: www.stephenministries.org