Stephen Ministry

The Sanctuary Course

"The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers."
- Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

This course will be offered at SDBC starting Tuesday, January 14th, and will take place from 7-8:30PM, for eight consecutive weeks. Registration for The Sanctuary Course is now closed. 



what is stephen ministry?

Stephen Ministry equips lay-people to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in our congregation and community. All of our Stephen Ministers have received extensive training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care. They are effective listeners, and have been taught to listen, care, pray, support, and encourage those who are hurting, are going through a life transition such as the loss of a loved one or adjusting to a new job, or are just in need of someone to talk to.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they share are kept in complete confidence. The care receiver featured in the video below stepped forward willingly to share her story with Stephen Ministries

We all experience times in our lives when we could benefit from someone coming alongside us and sharing God's love. If you have a need for a Stephen Minister, please complete the form below. For more information about our Stephen Ministry, please email