We invite you to become a Stephen Minister!

We have made changes to our training class to make it easier to fit into your schedule. Consider the opportunity to strengthen your relationship skills while you help others grow in their faith as a part of a Stephen Ministry program that has been at Hope for more than 30 years and has trained of over 250 Stephen Ministers.Our next training session begins Thursday, October 3, 2024 | 6:30-8:30pm | North Campus, Room 11. Please review the training schedule and fill out your application linked above. Application deadline is Friday, September 27. For additional questions, contact Kim Youngquist at 701-235-6629 or hopecare@fargohope.org.


What is a Stephen Minister?

Stephen Ministers are members of Hope who have been trained to provide person-to-person care to those going through a difficult time, including things like divorce, job loss, relocation, loss of a loved one, or chronic or terminal illness. A Stephen Minister is someone who feels a deep passion to share Christ’s love to people during a difficult time. A Stephen Minister is not a counselor or therapist, nor are they a problem-solver or a casual visitor. They are someone who will “be there” for their care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there is a need.


How is God Calling You? Are you feeling called to serve the hurting?

Become involved in something that fills your heart and gives you purpose!
Stephen Ministers receive training on:
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Setting boundaries with others
  • Being assertive in your communication
  • Identifying signs of depression and how to respond
  • What to say to people who are hurting


To become a Stephen Minister please contact

Kim Youngquist at 701.235.6629, or email hopecare@fargohope.org. You can make a difference!
For Current Stephen Ministers: