Faith communities are called to offer the love of Jesus Christ.  At St. Luke’s one way that happens is through ministries of care that offer support during times of physical, mental and spiritual need. Our faith is grounded in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ, with a focus on facilitating wholeness in each person we serve.  To that end we offer many support groups and one-on-one Christian care-giving through our Stephen Ministry program.

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    Grief Support

    St. Luke’s Care Ministry recognizes the magnitude of grief, the importance of grieving, and the need to journey with others during loss.  Grief Support is not limited only to St. Luke’s members.  We invite anyone from the community who has the need to participate in these groups.

    A short-term (4-8 weeks) grief support experience will be offered each quarter of the year. Those experiences will help you to create tools for beginning to cope with your loss.  

    If you have participated in a short-term group experience and desire to continue to meet with others who have experienced loss, on-going groups are available.

    • Dad’s Group
    • Men-Only Group
    • Spousal Loss (HUGS)
    • Infant and Prenatal Loss (HOPE)
    • Grief Group for Children (Brooke’s Place)

     Please email or phone 317-846-3404 x315 for next steps.

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    Individual and Couples Counseling

    If you are not ready for a group experience, you may meet with Rev. Kimberly King, LMFT Pastor of Care Ministries.  Pastor Kim will meet with you to assess your situation and make appropriate referrals to qualified professionals and community resources.

    Please contact Kim King, Pastor of Congregational Care, by email or phone 317-846-3404 x315 for next steps.

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    Stephen Ministers

    Stephen Ministers are non-clergy caregivers who provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are going through tough times.  All Stephen Ministers have completed 31 weeks of training with Stephen Ministry Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people.

    Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour.

    Stephen Ministry application (pdf)  Applications due no later than August 1st. 

    For more information, contact Mary Katherine Schnitz, Director of Stephen Ministry and Funerals, by email or phone 317-846-3404 x365.