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Welcome to the Blacksburg United Methodist Church Stephen Ministry Page!

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

The Stephen Ministry program is designed to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.


Since mid-March the Stephen Ministers have been unable to provide this care in the traditional way. Some of you may be experiencing an overabundance of stress and anxiety in light of our current social distancing requirements and the social injustice encounters.


If you feel you could benefit from a Stephen Minister during this particular season, please let us know.


A Stephen Minister can be made available via telephone, facetime, or zoom. If you just need to talk to someone our team is ready to listen and to provide support. Please contact Steve Cass at or call 540-449-4164. 

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