Jesus was a healer and through His teachings and stories, He connected and cared for others. His example calls us to provide meaningful care and support through the peaks and valleys of our lives. This is why we believe care ministry is the heart of the church and essential for the evolving Christian Community. Our team of pastors have trained hundreds of church leaders to develop thriving care ministries using a team approach that empowers pastors and laity working together to effectively support their congregations and communities.
Our care ministry training is based on a scalable model of care developed and implemented at Church of the Resurrection by Rev. Karen Lampe, and is recognized by the UMC Lay Servant Ministries as qualification for a Specialization in Congregational Care for Certified Lay Ministers. Beyond our introductory training, we provide personalized experiences for ongoing collaboration through cohorts, mentoring, and care resources. Visit our resource page for the books we recommend for training as well as links to our podcasts and other tools to equip your care team!
We are looking for partners to support us in our mission to cultivate a culture of care in ALL churches. With your support we can equip them with affordable training and resources to effectively care for their congregations and communities!
(We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization - EIN 92-2232548)
LET US TRAIN YOUR CARE TEAM!
We offer live-streamed webinars, self-paced online courses, small group learning cohorts, in-person seminars, customized care ministry training and coaching for church leaders. Learn more about our upcoming training opportunities below. Register today or email us at email@example.com to customize something for your team.
The introductory course taught in these webinars, seminars, and cohorts covers chapters 1-12 in the book The Caring Congregation Ministry: Implementation Guide. Books available for purchase on our resource page.
Online care ministry courses for individualized "on demand" training:
No need to wait for a seminar or live-streamed webinar to train your care team.* Enroll them now in one of the individual training courses in our Caring Congregation Academy. Our most popular course, the Basic CCM Course, features the same basic content covered in our 2-day seminars and webinars. We also have a course for Certified Lay Ministers to receive a specialization in congregational care; plus we have a Caring for People in Crisis course that picks up where the Basic Course left off in our two training books recommended for all foundational training.
Current courses offered in The Caring Congregation Academy:
*For larger groups of 5 or more, we recommend our webinars or seminars which offer group discounts.
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