As the Congregational Care Ministry team at The Church of the Resurrection, we want to let you know about an important training event being held at our Leawood, KS campus on April 19 – 21 and invite you to prayerfully consider recommending this training to churches in your Conference or District. The Congregational Care Ministry Seminar is designed to train volunteers to become partners in ministry with pastors and staff to provide care for a congregation.
Several years ago at Church of the Resurrection, we developed a program revolutionizing the way that we provide care for our congregation. We equipped volunteers to be Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) and deployed them to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and holistically care for our congregation. This partnership between lay and clergy has enabled us to provide a more consistent and deeper level of care to our church family.
The CCM Seminar consists of comprehensive training for church leaders, based on The Caring Congregation, a resource developed by Executive Pastor Karen Lampe. This resource serves as a manual to guide pastors and churches to organize their congregations for care and equip volunteers to listen, visit, comfort and encourage congregants. Participants will also have opportunity to network and collaborate with other local church leaders regarding congregational care best practices and standards.
Registration is limited. Early bird pricing of $159 for the Seminar and $25 for the Pre-Conference is available through March 8.
A Pre-Conference is offered Thursday, April 19 9:30-11:30 AM as an opportunity to dig deeper into particular topics. You may choose from 3 class options:
- How to Start a CCM Ministry
- Ministry to the Aging Community
- Depression, Anxiety and Addictions