If you want us to do all the planning, choose between one of the upcoming training events below or consider an individual online course through our Caring Congregation Academy. If you have a large group and want to choose your date for training, contact us to customize an in-person event for your Conference, District or Church! Whether in-person or online, we will help you build an excellent care ministry!
February 23-24, 2024
Fri & Sat, 9:00am - 4:00pm CT
Energize your church in the new year! This online training will teach church leaders how to organize and train volunteers, evaluate current care ministry practices and develop volunteers into key church leaders. This 2-day live-streamed introductory course is for churches of all sizes to train and equip pastors, staff, and laity to provide excellent care for their congregations and communities. This webinar includes a special session on care for congregations after disaffiliation.
MARCH 1-2, 2024
Keller UMC, Keller, TX
This 2-day seminar presented by Rev. Joy Dister-Dominguez and Rev. Karen Lampe and hosted by the East District of the Central Texas UMC Conference will be held in Keller, Texas and is for all churches in the East District. Click here for more information and a link to registration. Deadline extended to February 26, 2024. Questions? Contact Rev. Joy Dister-Dominguez.
APRIL 5-6, 2024 (Fri/Sat) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PT
Los Altos UMC Campus
655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024
Join host church Los Altos UMC for a 2-day seminar for churches in the UMC California-Nevada Conference, led by Rev. Karen Lampe, focusing on the vital role of our Congregational Care Ministry. This seminar, essential for those aspiring to become Congregational Care Ministers or seeking to enhance listening and relational skills, comes at a time of denominational upheaval and societal division. It offers an opportunity for spiritual renewal and equipping participants with the skills and knowledge to provide support and companionship to those facing life's challenges. This event invites all who feel called to serve and become beacons of hope and healing in our community for a time of renewal and getting back to the basics of care, affirming our calling to care for each other. Register here. Contact Dr. Rev. Jeong Park for more information.
APRIL 5-6, 2024; 9am-3:30 pm daily
ST LUKE'S UMC, 3011 W. KANSAS AVE, MIDLAND, TEXAS
This 2-day seminar is for the churches in the Northwest Texas Conference & Permian Basin. More details coming soon!
OCTOBER 11-12, 2024
This 2-day seminar is for churches in the Blue River District of the Great Plains Conference. More details coming soon! Email Rev. Katherine Ebling-Frazier, Blue River District Justice and Outreach Coordinator for information, for more information.