Interview on Stephen Ministry with Dr. John Ortberg

  Dr. John Ortberg, author, pastor, and clinical psychologist, is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California.  
  AMITY HAUGK: Menlo Park Presbyterian has now had Stephen Ministry for more than ten years. Can you tell me the difference Stephen Ministry is making there?

DR. JOHN ORTBERG: Stephen Ministry is helping our congregation in a number of ways. One is by building the spiritual and emotional life of the people who give care. I think a lot of people go into Stephen Ministry to help others but then are surprised by how much it enriches their own heart and relationships. It gives them much more than they think they're going to receive.

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