The mission of the Stephen Ministries organization is summed up in St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
“To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12–13).
These words describe why our organization exists, what we do for people and congregations, and the difference we hope to make in the world. You’ll find these words written on the wall in the entryway of the Stephen Ministries Center in St. Louis, an encouraging reminder to our staff that always keeps us focused on our mission.
The core values of the Stephen Ministries organization are:
Incarnational theology (God in Christ, and Christ caring for people through people)
Ministry as the privilege and responsibility of all God’s people
Empowering those we serve to get excellent results
Positive work environment
These core values are the unifying beliefs, principles, and ideals that drive the way we think, talk, and act at Stephen Ministries St. Louis.