Jesus was a healer. His example calls us to provide care and support for one another through the peaks and valleys of our lives.
The Caring Congregation (TCC) offers guidance on the best Christian practices to help people move through life’s challenges. Our method of care is based on a team approach that empowers both pastors and laity (serving as Congregational Care Ministers or CCMs) working together to support the congregation and community.
Reverend Karen Lampe, along with Senior Pastor Rev. Adam Hamilton, church staff and the Congregational Care Ministers (CCM) at Church of the Resurrection, created and implemented this method of care for churches of all sizes to create a community of hope and assurance in our complex world.
Through speaking engagements, webinars, online courses, and private consultation, Rev. Lampe and the national team of seminar leaders and consultants provide capable, adaptable, and scalable guidance. We provide two-day seminars and webinars based on our latest books by Karen Lampe and Melissa Collier-Gepford for churches, pastors, and conferences to empower laity and organize their care ministries. We also have e-learning courses in The Caring Congregation Academy and are in season 2 of our podcast series on current topics related to our training! Exciting things happening in this ministry!
Karen has authored four books:
Now open for registration. Sign up your care team for this 2-day live webinar on Friday and Saturday, Oct 22 & 23, 2021, with all members of our national team. Over 12 hours of training over two days from the comfort of your home and no masks required! Do you have a group that would like to attend? Ask us about hosting a watch party for your care team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the closest alternative to in-person training.
The webinar includes step-by-step training on how to establish an effective care ministry at your church using volunteer laity. It also includes foundational training in areas of theology, prayer, boundaries, pastoral listening/guidance, visitation, and caring for those who are frail and dying. Don't miss this event offered only twice a year! Click here for the two-day schedule.
The full Basic CCM Training Course with individualized "on demand" training for your staff and laity. You no longer have to wait for a live seminar or the webinar to train your team. This individualized training is now available for your team members, right in the comfort of their homes, filled with professional videos of Karen and Melissa teaching from their new books: The Caring Congregation Ministry: Implementation Guide and The Caring Congregation Ministry: Care Ministers Manual. Learn more and enroll as a student in our online academy below.
Also available are specialized continuing education courses in our "Caring for People in Crisis" series. Be sure to check them out too!
Subscribe to our station (The Caring Congregation) so you don't miss a single episode! These "conversations" with our national team members are filled with personal stories related to caring for ourselves and others.
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