The Caring Congregation: Implementation Guide
*Click here for a free preview of Karen Lampe & Melissa Collier Gepford 's primary book used in our Care Ministry training with details on how to establish, organize, and train an effective team.
The Caring Congregation: Care Minister's Manual by Karen Lampe & Melissa Gepford. This companion book to the Implementation Guide is a personal training workbook and reference guide for Care Ministers.
NEW! The Concise Guide to Congregational Care: Words to Use in Every Setting. A pocket size book of prayers & scriptures for pastors & CCMs making visits to care facilities.
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To maximize the effectiveness of our training, whether online or in-person, we recommend all webinar & seminar participants obtain copies of two books co-authored by Karen Lampe and Melissa Collier Gepford:
These books will provide access to all the details and forms needed to establish your care ministry.
All webinar registrants will receive a link to all the handouts needed for the training. This link will be included in the registration confirmation email. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having trouble finding these.
We also recommend purchasing a printed set of Care Cards and Anointing Vials for use by your Congregational Care Ministers CCMS in caring out their ministry after training. NOTE: You are free to print the digital care cards received with your handouts instead, but we found that the low cost of the printed cards from The Well Bookstore was worth the convenience.
Above you will also find additional care ministry resources such as books, videos and documents (CCM Start Up Kit forms) that you may find helpful in your ongoing care ministry. The Concise Guide to Congregational Care: Words to Use in Every Setting is a popular pocket size book that our CCMs find very useful in their ministry. We will mention many of these throughout the training.
NOTE: If you are attending a privately hosted webinar or watch party, the host may elect to distribute all materials directly to attendees. Contact your host if you did not receive your training materials or reach out to us at email@example.com. All hosts should click on the link below for a checklist to begin preparations for your event.